Visually, here’s just how long that period is compared to the time between the 2014 Tournament of Champions and Matt Jackson’s streak:

And here’s a further-out view starting from Season 30, which includes the 97-game streak with no 5xers between Julia Collins and Vaughn Winchell:

As of now, we still have the third-longest streak without a six-time champion in the “Sky’s the Limit” era. Will Andrew break it tonight? Tune in to find out!

]]>This is the second such situation – a “lock-tie” in technical parlance – since the new tiebreaker rules went into effect in November 2014. The first was January 14; the leader wagered zero (risking the tiebreaker) and second place went all-in.

The previous occurrence was July 8, 2014. It was a total disaster.

Looking at J! Archive data, I see only 29 occasions in regular play (excluding last night) where second place had exactly half the leader’s total heading into Final. In one of those games, there was a tie for second.

The trailer wagered:

- Everything: 20 times (67%)
- All but $1: 3 times (10%)
- Something else: 7 times (23%)

(First place properly wagered zero in all but 3 of the 28 pre-tiebreaker games – something I’d consider a Cliff Clavin move – but we’re not really interested in that anymore.)

At the beginning of this season, I ran some stats for a feature on the Jeopardy! website.

To figure out whether the leader will prefer to wager $0 or $1, we only need to check what happens when second responds correctly. (The issue is moot if second misses.)

Player(s) who respond correctly:

- Only first: 20%
- Neither right: 31%
- Both right: 31%
- Only second: 18%

That means in circumstances where second place gets it right, first place will also get it right around 63% of the time – better than a coin flip. If you think you have a better-than-63% shot of winning a tiebreaker, feel free to bet zero and hope your opponent misses (either the clue or the proper wager). Otherwise, I’d play to win.

Your comfort with the category might also come into play, as I discuss in the video I now put up every time there’s a wager-to-tie situation.

The possibility that second withholds a dollar lowers that 63% number by a slight amount, since you’ll win no matter what if you wager zero. I don’t think it’s worth considering in this tiebreaker era, since the correct play should be even more obvious. (Don’t quote me on that, of course…)

As for that tie for second, Elin Gaynor committed a cardinal sin, depriving us the possibility of three-way co-champs in 1997.

Doug |
Elin |
Michael |
|||

10,200 | 5,100 | 5,100 | |||

0 | 5,099 | 5,100 | |||

10,200 | 10,199 | 10,200 | |||

0 ! | 5,100 ! | 5,100 ! |

If you can’t get a win in the quarterfinals, it’s not the end of the world – there are those four wild cards for the *highest-scoring non-winners*.

(Take a drink every time Alex Trebek says *that*.)

As I do for every tournament, I’ll be using past data to analyze the wild-card race in the upcoming College Championship. I’m using all non-winning quarterfinal scores from Season 13 on, as J! Archive’s Collegiate data is sporadic before then; Season 6 has the only other complete set of scores.

Here is a scatter plot, with lines connecting the fourth wild-card spot (green) and the “first person out”, the fifth-place non-winner (pink).

Starting with Season 21, the wild-card cut-off has been fairly consistent, generally falling in the 10k-15k range. The prediction I pulled out on Friday’s video was 14,500, about one standard deviation higher than average. (That was a random number, but I see no compelling reason to disavow it.)

Some stats:

Highest cut-off:

- Overall, adjusted: 18,600 (Season 13)
- Doubled clues: 15,800 (Season 27)

Lowest cut-off:

- Overall, adjusted: 5,600 (Season 15)
- Doubled clues: 7,999 (Season 20)

Average cut-off:

- Overall, adjusted: 12,020 (standard deviation: 3,565)
- Doubled clues: 11,813 (standard deviation: 2,356)

Now, what should you wager if you have $X heading into Final? That depends on a few things.

Here are a couple of basic considerations:

One: do you have a chance to win the game? That secure berth might be worth considering. (It might also cap your wager if you’re in first place.)

Two: if you don’t win the game, will you finish in second or third? If the latter, you know you’ve already got someone ahead of you, so your chances of advancing are reduced.

If you’re not sure whether you’ll finish in second or third, you might have to play more aggressively.

I discussed the methodology for these calculations in my introduction to combinatorics. Remember, in the quarterfinals, players are sequestered until their game, so they have no idea what previous scores might have been.

If you are unfamiliar with how Jeopardy! tournaments work, check out the video above or read this post.

Let’s get to the numbers.

A few comments:

- “Odds” indicates the probability that a player will advance with their
*current*score. - To make things cleaner, I rounded to zero any wager that was insignificant against the pre-Final score.
- The quirks in the suggested wagers (e.g., wagering 1,300 with 13,000 at 40% when you’d wager nothing at 11,000) are the result of quirks in the actual data.

Confidence level | ||||||||

Score | Odds | 20% | 30% | 40% | 50% | 60% | 70% | 80% |

1,000 | <1% | 0 | 900 | 900 | 900 | 900 | 900 | 900 |

2,000 | 1% | 0 | 0 | 2,000 | 2,000 | 2,000 | 2,000 | 2,000 |

3,000 | 2% | 0 | 3,000 | 3,000 | 3,000 | 3,000 | 3,000 | 3,000 |

4,000 | 2% | 4,000 | 4,000 | 4,000 | 4,000 | 4,000 | 4,000 | 4,000 |

5,000 | 3% | 4,900 | 4,900 | 4,900 | 4,900 | 4,900 | 4,900 | 4,900 |

6,000 | 7% | 6,000 | 6,000 | 6,000 | 6,000 | 6,000 | 6,000 | 6,000 |

7,000 | 11% | 7,000 | 7,000 | 7,000 | 7,000 | 7,000 | 7,000 | 7,000 |

8,000 | 14% | 7,900 | 7,900 | 7,900 | 7,900 | 7,900 | 7,900 | 7,900 |

9,000 | 21% | 0 | 8,700 | 8,700 | 8,700 | 8,700 | 8,700 | 8,700 |

10,000 | 28% | 0 | 7,700 | 7,700 | 7,700 | 8,700 | 9,100 | 9,300 |

11,000 | 39% | 0 | 0 | 0 | 5,500 | 8,300 | 8,300 | 8,300 |

12,000 | 57% | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 3,900 | 5,100 | 6,700 |

13,000 | 64% | 0 | 0 | 1,300 | 1,300 | 1,400 | 2,900 | 3,500 |

14,000 | 74% | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 1,700 | 2,300 | 2,300 |

15,000 | 87% | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 1,300 |

16,000 | 95% | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 |

17,000 | 98% | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 |

18,000 | 99% | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 |

19,000 | 99% | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 |

20,000 | 99% | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 |

When one spot ahead is already occupied, a player has to be more aggressive.

Confidence level | ||||||||

Score | Odds | 20% | 30% | 40% | 50% | 60% | 70% | 80% |

1,000 | <1% | 900 | 900 | 900 | 900 | 900 | 900 | 900 |

2,000 | <1% | 2,000 | 2,000 | 2,000 | 2,000 | 2,000 | 2,000 | 2,000 |

3,000 | 1% | 3,000 | 3,000 | 3,000 | 3,000 | 3,000 | 3,000 | 3,000 |

4,000 | 1% | 4,000 | 4,000 | 4,000 | 4,000 | 4,000 | 4,000 | 4,000 |

5,000 | 1% | 4,900 | 4,900 | 4,900 | 4,900 | 4,900 | 4,900 | 4,900 |

6,000 | 3% | 6,000 | 6,000 | 6,000 | 6,000 | 6,000 | 6,000 | 6,000 |

7,000 | 5% | 7,000 | 7,000 | 7,000 | 7,000 | 7,000 | 7,000 | 7,000 |

8,000 | 7% | 7,900 | 7,900 | 7,900 | 7,900 | 7,900 | 7,900 | 7,900 |

9,000 | 12% | 8,700 | 8,700 | 8,700 | 8,700 | 8,700 | 8,700 | 8,700 |

10,000 | 16% | 9,300 | 9,300 | 9,300 | 9,300 | 9,300 | 9,300 | 9,300 |

11,000 | 24% | 600 | 8,300 | 8,300 | 9,100 | 9,100 | 9,100 | 9,300 |

12,000 | 39% | 0 | 0 | 6,700 | 6,700 | 9,300 | 9,300 | 9,300 |

13,000 | 45% | 0 | 1,300 | 1,300 | 3,500 | 5,900 | 6,100 | 7,100 |

14,000 | 57% | 0 | 0 | 0 | 2,300 | 2,300 | 2,300 | 4,700 |

15,000 | 73% | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 2,700 | 3,400 |

16,000 | 85% | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 1,300 |

17,000 | 92% | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 1,700 |

18,000 | 96% | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 |

19,000 | 99% | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 |

20,000 | 99% | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 |

As you might recall, the scores looked like this heading into Final that fateful Tuesday:

Patricia |
Ashley |
Camille |

2,600 | 9,400 | 10,800 |

Patricia needed to wager at least 200 to have a shot against Camille’s minimum lockout bet.

One of the conversations dealt with my insistence that Patricia, as I say for any player who must respond correctly to win, should have just bet everything. Others argue that a wager of 200 would suffice against a rational wager from Camille, so there’s no need to risk the possible $1,000 extra prize money that second place receives.

I’m unconcerned with second place, however. I understand that $1,000 is a hefty chunk of change, but the value of winning far outweighs that.

And, in fact, I’m also fairly unconcerned with *rational* wagers. As I wrote in a post on Reddit:

Increased potential winnings are nice, but the main point of the “bet it all” heuristic is actually to counter

irrationalwagers. $200 would have worked for Patricia in this case, but it wouldn’t have covered some arbitrary wager from Ashley – say, $5,600 to get to $15,000, instead falling to $3,800.

Patricia |
Ashley |
Camille |
|||

2,600 | 9,400 | 10,800 | |||

0 | 9,400 | 8,001 | |||

2,600 | 0 | 2,799 | |||

min | max | min | max | ||

2,600 | 2,801 | 4,199 | 8,001 | 8,199 | |

1,400 ! | 1,399 | ||||

6,599 | 2,800 ! |

Patricia responded later in the thread; since she figured there was no way Ashley would go for the suicide wager, she had no hope of winning the game.

I guess she is unfamiliar with my favorite YouTube playlist: *Keith drinking things*.

Side note: I fail to understand the mindset that one win – or two, or three, or whatever – is ‘enough’, particularly when there are huge sums of money potentially riding on each additional game you play. I plan to go into the psychological aspects of the game very soon, but that perspective has always bothered me.

All right, enough with the back-chat. Let’s crunch some numbers.

At the bottom of the December 29 recap, I gave two rules of thumb you can use if you’re in third place. Assuming the first-place player does not wager more than the bare minimum:

- If you have less than the difference between first and second, you are mathematically eliminated.
- If you have less than
*twice*the difference between first and second, you are still alive, but need to get it right and wager some amount to have a shot. Go for everything.

We’ll look at each in turn.

The population for these analyses is all regular games and all ‘win-or-go-home’ tournament matches since the beginning of Season 30 (September 16, 2013). This means I excluded tournament quarterfinals, tournament finals, Celebrity Jeopardy!, and Kids Week.

This is 491 games in all: 455 regular games, 21 tournament semifinals, and the 15 Battle of the Decades preliminary matches.

As is common practice, I’ll use the letters A, B, and C to represent first, second, and third, respectively. This shorthand is often useful when writing formulas.

Our first question: how often does the leader allow a mathematically eliminated third-place player back into the game with an oversized wager? I searched for games that matched the following criteria:

- Second place is still alive (2B > A)
- Third place is eliminated (C < A – B)

It’s happened 98 times in our chosen span. Only twice has the pre-Final leader allowed an eliminated third-place player back into contention. Curiously, they both involved future ToCers in different capacities.

In my book, letting third place back into it as the leader is just as bad as a Clavin against second place. No need to ‘resurrect the dead’, as it were.

April 3, 2015: Kerry Greene’s third win

Kerry |
Tom |
Pat |
|||

11,600 | 20,800 | 8,000 | |||

11,598 | 9,300 | 5,000 | |||

23,198 | 11,500 | 13,000 | |||

min | max | ||||

11,600 | 2,401 | 4,799 |

Tom Imler played a great game, but made two big mistakes. A small wager on a late Daily Double kept Kerry in contention, and his wager on Final gave Pat Kavanaugh an improbable second-place finish.

May 26, 2015: Dan Feitel’s debut

Choyon |
Lenny |
Dan |
|||

200 | 7,600 | 13,800 | |||

7 | 7,000 | 13,799 | |||

193 | 600 | 27,599 | |||

min | max | ||||

7,600 | 1,401 | 6,199 |

These days, we know all about Dan Feitel’s favorite wagering strategy: bet it all minus a dollar. Nothing prepared us for his debut, however, in which he was one incorrect response away from giving Choyon Manjrekar a chance for a fourth victory.

In any case, Lenny Porges rendered that point moot. (Technically, Lenny should have wagered everything, but Choyon’s total was so small he was justified in guaranteeing second on a miss.)

The criteria for this situation are:

- Third place is still alive (C ≥ A – B)
- Third has to get it right to have a shot (C < 2A – 2B)

Note that we can remove the first stipulation from Scenario 1: if third place is still alive, then second place must be alive, too.

There have been 91 games that fit in this category, six of which involved that special wager-to-tie situation *first equals second plus third*. Once again, only twice has a leader violated basic wagering principles and potentially allowed third to win with a zero wager.

Strangely, the two games are the first and last of the Battle of the Decades preliminary round.

February 2, 2014 (BOTD prelim #1)

India Cooper took a narrow lead into Final against Chuck Forrest, with Jim Scott looking to play spoiler.

Here’s what I wrote at the time:

India’s wager is needlessly reckless, putting her at risk to losing to a rational wager [400] and an incorrect response by Jim. More about process than outcome, certainly, but there’s no need to wager more than necessary to advance.

Were I grading this today, I’d definitely give India a red… at best. (I’d also use the word “wager” more sparingly in that paragraph.)

April 4, 2014 (BOTD prelim #15)

In a similar situation – both of these fit into Shore’s Conjecture, Intermediate Form – Maria Wenglinsky held a narrow lead over Dan Pawson, with Keith Whitener hoping for a miracle.

Dan kept Keith locked out, which was certainly the right play here from his perspective. And at least this time I gave out the proper grade for the over-wager. (Of note: Maria had pulled a Clavin in her fifth game.)

Finally, stats on whether it makes a functional difference for third place to wager everything instead of just the bare minimum. As it turns out: yes, it does.

In the “Shore” and “quasi-Shore” situations, second has more than double third heading into Final (B > 2C). Until I come up with a better name, I’ll use “quasi-Shore” to designate situations where second *cannot* cover a zero wager by first without allowing third a chance to win.

On 9 of these 24 occasions, second kept third locked out, so the discussion on those is moot. But on 5 of the remaining 15, second wagered to stay above first on a miss – making it better for third to wager everything than to just try to get ahead of first’s score with a minimum lockout wager.

Situation name |
Locked |
2x ≈ min* |
2x > min** |
Total |

Shore | 7 | 2 | 2 | 11 |

quasi-Shore | 2 | 8 | 3 | 13 |

[not special] | 9 | 1 | 10 | |

Stratton | 57 | 57 | ||

Total |
9 |
76 |
6 |
91 |

*A double-up by third and a minimum wager by third will, functionally, give the same result.

**A double-up by third *could* win where a minimum wager by third would not.

Here’s one of those three games that was “quasi-Shore” and for which a double-up would be much better for third than the bare minimum. This was a match from the Golden Age of Ties.

Anna can wager at most 1,400 to stay at or above Ben-Hur – the first qualifier for a Shoretegic situation. If she limits herself there, however, Ed can win with a zero wager (which is why I call the scenario “quasi-Shore” – kinda like Shore, but not quite).

If Ed misses with that lockout wager, he’ll have 7,200, so Ben-Hur might be tempted to wager 800 to tie him. But Anna will have 8,400 if she misses, turning what could have been a win for Ben-Hur into a loss.

If you are in third and must respond correctly to have a chance, wagering everything is* never worse* than wagering less than everything. In game theory terms, we call this a weakly dominant strategy.

(The exception is if you get struck by that 1-in-100 bolt of lightning that hit India Cooper’s game. In that case, you should just take your luck and play the lottery.)

In other words: always wager everything if you have to get it right.

This assumes you are playing to win, of course – and if you’re on the show, you’d better be playing to win.

]]>Then I realized I had the ability to check this using data, much the same way I determined which Tournament of Champions entrants were best at seeking out Daily Doubles.

Player | DD1 | DD2 | DD3 |
---|---|---|---|

Alex Jacob | 10.1 | 37.9 | 42.9 |

Andrew Haringer | 14.3 | 39.7 | 47.5 |

Brennan Bushee | 17.3 | 39.5 | 47.5 |

Catherine Hardee | 9.2 | 41.8 | 53.2 |

Dan Feitel | 18.2 | 42.5 | 54.8 |

Elliot Yates | 18.8 | 40.6 | 48.2 |

Greg Seroka | 21.8 | 41.8 | 55.3 |

Jennifer Giles | 25.3 | 46.5 | 54 |

John Schultz | 19.7 | 37.7 | 52.7 |

Kerry Greene | 15.3 | 39 | 53.6 |

Kristin Sausville | 17.5 | 42.3 | 49.7 |

Matt Jackson | 10.6 | 40.4 | 47.1 |

Michael Bilow | 18 | 40 | 49.3 |

Scott Lord | 18.3 | 39.8 | 47.2 |

Vaughn Winchell | 19 | 42.2 | 53 |

Average (Season 31-32) | 17.1 | 41 | 51.2 |

Turns out my hunch was somewhat wrong: as of the 5- and 10-day periods ending December 23, the players were well below the average on the first and third Daily Doubles.

As for finding the second Daily Double (the first in the Double Jeopardy! round), they recently peaked much higher than average, which suggests to me they’re working categories top to bottom before shifting into DD-hunting mode. (Or not, as the case might have been both Friday and yesterday, which are not included in these stats because J! Archive is not yet up to date.)

Here are the running averages from the beginning of Season 31. The drops from Alex Jacob, who lost April 20, are fairly obvious, but I was fairly surprised to see games with Scott Lord (lost July 27) had the lowest average of finding the second Daily Double.

Each vertical line represents the end of a ToCer’s run. Odd to me is Matt Jackson (lost October 14); he has a precipitous drop in both the first and third, while second slowly rises. Maybe that’s because his opponents refused to bounce with him, and they took off more top-row clues before getting to the DDs.

In any event, these data seem to support the idea that the biggest advantage goes to players who (1) seek out the Daily Doubles and (2) perhaps more importantly, have the knowledge base to back them up. Players who do the first without the second often self-destruct.

That’s not to say, of course, that a player with a broad range of knowledge can’t do really well without hunting for Daily Doubles – Julia Collins and Ben Ingram come to mind, and several ToCers this season (including finalist Kerry Greene) did not miss the average by all that much.

A couple of notes: if players did not find a Daily Double, I considered that to have been found on clue 30 or 60, as appropriate; the first clue selected in the Double Jeopardy! round counted as clue 31, regardless of number of clues revealed in the first round.

]]>*How do I calculate the probabilities for wild card contenders to advance?*

With the help of several sources – J! Archive, JBoard.tv, Kelly the Wagering Strategist’s notes – I’ve compiled most of the past non-winning scores from quarterfinals. (You can find a table with all historical ToC quarterfinal scores at the bottom of this post.)

For my model, I take those scores as roughly representative of what might happen in a given tournament. Using those numbers, it’s just a matter of calculating the probability that a given score gets bumped off the leaderboard.

In this post, we’ll look at the situation after the second quarterfinal of the most recent Tournament of Champions, won by Alex Jacob. For those who have already played, I’m including the percentage of past non-winning ToC scores that finished below their totals.

Note that I do not include the winners of future quarterfinals. In any given game, at most two players will have a shot at a wild card; I’m using the faces you see here to make the examples easier to follow.

The easiest odds to calculate are those of the player sitting “on the bubble”– in the fourth wild-card slot. If just one non-winner finishes with a higher total, the Bubble Player’s tournament is over.*

After two games, Greg Seroka sat in the fourth position. His total of 11,500 was better than 71% of all past non-winning scores. As I noted at the time, 11,500 is unusually high for that spot with so many games yet to be played; the cut-off in the 2014 ToC, after all, was 9,100.

Using this number as a probability, what are the odds that none of the four remaining non-winners beat Greg? (Remember, when we want to determine the probability that ALL independent events happen, we multiply their probabilities together.)

The odds are 71% x 71% x 71% x 71% x 71% x 71%, or 0.71^{6}. That’s about a 12.8% chance of surviving.

*Yes, a fifth wild-card slot will open up if a QF ends with no winner. That possibility has almost no effect on these calculations.

The higher positions are harder to calculate, because there are more ways that can work out in those players’ favor. Let’s consider the third-place position, held by Kristin Sausville. She had 12,800, better than 78% of past non-winning scores.

What is the probability none of the remaining players beats her?

78% x 78% x 78% x 78% x 78% x 78% = 0.78^{6} = 22.5%

Not so great, either. But Kristin has a bit more wiggle room than Greg: it’s fine if *one* non-winner beats her score. So we need to find a way to calculate that.

Let’s consider the different ways exactly one remaining non-winner could finish with a higher total than Kristin:

- only John does
- only Jennifer does
- only Andrew does
- only Elliot does
- only Scott does
- only Michael does

That’s six different possibilities. What is the probability of each? I’ll make a table to make this more visual.

beats Kristin | John | Jennifer | Andrew | Elliot | Scott | Michael | Probability |

John only | 22% | 78% | 78% | 78% | 78% | 78% | 6.35% |

Jennifer only | 78% | 22% | 78% | 78% | 78% | 78% | 6.35% |

Andrew only | 78% | 78% | 22% | 78% | 78% | 78% | 6.35% |

Elliot only | 78% | 78% | 78% | 22% | 78% | 78% | 6.35% |

Scott only | 78% | 78% | 78% | 78% | 22% | 78% | 6.35% |

Michael only | 78% | 78% | 78% | 78% | 78% | 22% | 6.35% |

Total |
38.1% |

Each of these combinations has a 6.35% chance of occurring.

When we want to calculate the probability that ANY combination happens, we *add* the probabilities together. Thus, using our assumptions, there is a 38.1% chance – six times 6.35% – that *one and only one* remaining player will pass Kristin’s score.

Combine this with the 22.5% probability that *no one* beats her and we get odds of around 60% for Kristin to advance. (In my actual analysis, I put her at 62%, because I didn’t round the initial 78% percentage.)

Let’s keep rolling. In second place after two quarterfinals was Dan Feitel, whose score of 14,000 was better than 82% of all non-winning scores, historically.

The probability that no one beats him:

82% x 82% x 82% x 82% x 82% x 82% = 0.82^{6} = 30.4%

The probability that exactly one player beats him, using the pattern we identified with Kristin:

82% x 82% x 82% x 82% x 82% x 18% x 6 = 0.82^{5} x 0.18^{1} x 6 = 40.0%

Already, Dan has around a 70% chance of advancing. But he’ll also advance if *exactly two players* pass him. How do we calculate the odds that this takes place?

Let’s set up another table to find the various possibilities:

Combo # | John | Jennifer | Andrew | Elliot | Scott | Michael | Probability |

1 | 18% | 18% | 82% | 82% | 82% | 82% | 1.46% |

2 | 18% | 82% | 18% | 82% | 82% | 82% | 1.46% |

3 | 18% | 82% | 82% | 18% | 82% | 82% | 1.46% |

4 | 18% | 82% | 82% | 82% | 18% | 82% | 1.46% |

5 | 18% | 82% | 82% | 82% | 82% | 18% | 1.46% |

6 | 82% | 18% | 18% | 82% | 82% | 82% | 1.46% |

7 | 82% | 18% | 82% | 18% | 82% | 82% | 1.46% |

8 | 82% | 18% | 82% | 82% | 18% | 82% | 1.46% |

9 | 82% | 18% | 82% | 82% | 82% | 18% | 1.46% |

10 | 82% | 82% | 18% | 18% | 82% | 82% | 1.46% |

11 | 82% | 82% | 18% | 82% | 18% | 82% | 1.46% |

12 | 82% | 82% | 18% | 82% | 82% | 18% | 1.46% |

13 | 82% | 82% | 82% | 18% | 18% | 82% | 1.46% |

14 | 82% | 82% | 82% | 18% | 82% | 18% | 1.46% |

15 | 82% | 82% | 82% | 82% | 18% | 18% | 1.46% |

Total |
22.0% |

I count 15 different combinations of two players. That means the probability that *exactly two players* beat Dan is

82% x 82% x 82% x 82% x 18% x 18% x 15 = 0.82^{4} x 0.18^{2} x 15 = 22.0%

Let’s line these up and see if there’s a pattern.

Outcome | Worse | Better | Combinations | Total | ||

Zero players better | 0.82^{6} |
x | 0.18^{0} |
x | 1 | 30.4% |

One player better | 0.82^{5} |
x | 0.18^{1} |
x | 6 | 40.0% |

Two players better | 0.82^{4} |
x | 0.18^{2} |
x | 15 | 22.0% |

Odds of advancing | 92.4% |

This looks promising: the exponents for the “worse” and “better” probabilities always add up to six, because all future players must finish either worse or better than our chosen player.

Have you figured out how we populate the “combinations” column? That’s right: in every case, we’re finding a “combination of *n* choose *k*” possibilities, where *n* is the total number of players remaining (six), and *k* is the number of players who finish higher than Dan in that particular scenario.

Recall that the number of combinations when you choose *k* objects from a population of *n* is

_{n}C_{k} |
= | n! |

k! x (n–k)! |

Therefore:

_{6}C_{0} |
= | 6! | = | = | 1 | |

0! x (6-0)! | 1 x |

_{6}C_{1} |
= | 6! | = | 6! | = | 6 x |
= | 6 |

1! x (6-1)! | 1 x 5! |

_{6}C_{2} |
= | 6! | = | 6! | = | 6 x 5 x |
= | 30 | = | 15 |

2! x (6-2)! | 2 x 4! | 2 x |
2 |

One of the neat things about combinations is it actually doesn’t matter whether I’m looking at the number of players who finish *better *than Dan, or the number of players who finish *worse* than Dan. If I were to instead find the number of combinations in which exactly five players finish with a lower total – *6 choose 5*, in other words – I’ll get:

_{6}C_{5} |
= | 6! | = | 6! | = | 6 x |
= | 6 |

5! x (6-5)! | 5! x 1 |

…which is exactly the same as _{6}*C _{1}* (

Time to put to work what you’ve learned so far.

After QF #2, Vaughn Winchell led the wild card pack with 16,599, a total higher than 95% of past non-winning scores.

Compared with Dan, Vaughn has one additional fallback to still qualify for the next round: if *exactly three* of the remaining non-winning players finish with a higher score.

Even without this option, Vaughn already has a 99.8% chance of moving on. But what should I put in the green cells to make this complete?

Outcome | Worse | Better | Combinations | Total | ||

Zero players better | 0.95^{6} |
x | 0.05^{0} |
x | 1 | 73.5% |

One player better | 0.95^{5} |
x | 0.05^{1} |
x | 6 | 23.2% |

Two players better | 0.95^{4} |
x | 0.05^{2} |
x | 15 | 3.1% |

Three players better | x | x | ||||

Odds of advancing |

Here’s what this should look like:

Correct response: | Show |
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If you’re interested in another, try this: in the 2004 Tournament of Champions, I sat in third place on the wild-card standings after 3 quarterfinal matches (meaning there were four players remaining who could beat me).

Assuming a player has a 40% chance of finishing below my score of 3,500, what were the odds that I’d advance?

Correct response: | Show |
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This model comes with some issues, of course.

Non-winning scores are not consistent from tournament to tournament; the strength of competitors and the difficulty of material vary widely.

Second, as I’ve pointed out in the past, Final Jeopardy! plays an outsized factor in determining wild cards, and there is probably an underlying correlation missing from the math above. The Final clue in this year’s QF #4 played much, much easier than the others, for example; Elliot Yates, however, didn’t have enough money to make anything of it.

Because the assignment of FJ! clues is random, I feel safe in ignoring any effects from the vagaries of their difficulty.

In my concluding post in this series – which I’ll certainly publish before the College Championship tapes in the new year – I’ll share the model behind my Wild Card Wagering Calculator (WC^{2}), which takes into account your confidence level in the category.

For example, if you’ve got 8,000 heading into Final Jeopardy! in a ToC quarterfinal, and you’ll probably finish second in the game, you should wager as follows:

Stay tuned!

# | Player | QF | Score | Finish | Rank | Pre-FJ! | FJ! | Adj |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

S02 | John Genova | 1 | 0 | third | 9 | 1,800 | W | 0 |

S02 | Elise Beraru | 1 | 0 | second | 7 | 6,400 | W | 0 |

S02 | Ric Moser | 1 | 3,599 | first | 8,200 | W | 7,198 | |

S02 | Liz Caccese | 2 | 4,100 | second | 3 | 4,100 | R | 8,200 |

S02 | Jerry Frankel | 2 | 3,300 | third | 4 | 5,800 | W | 6,600 |

S02 | Larry Floyd | 2 | 8,600 | first | 6,500 | R | 17,200 | |

S02 | Paul Croshier | 3 | -800 | third | 10 | -800 | -- | -1,600 |

S02 | Paul Boymel | 3 | 7,601 | first | 6,000 | R | 15,202 | |

S02 | John Hnat | 3 | 4,800 | second | 2 | 3,800 | R | 9,600 |

S02 | Bruce Fauman | 4 | 10,100 | first | 9,100 | R | 20,200 | |

S02 | Paula Tupper | 4 | 2,100 | third | 5 | 3,100 | W | 4,200 |

S02 | Steve Rogitz | 4 | 7,000 | second | 1 | 4,000 | R | 14,000 |

S02 | Michael Day | 5 | 0 | third | 8 | 2,400 | W | 0 |

S02 | Nathan Walpow | 5 | 3 | second | 6 | 2,600 | W | 6 |

S02 | Ron Black | 5 | 12,000 | first | 8,700 | R | 24,000 | |

S03 | Jay Rosenberg | 1 | 7,600 | first | 9,400 | W | 15,200 | |

S03 | Lionel Goldbart | 1 | 5,000 | second | 4 | 5,695 | W | 10,000 |

S03 | Danny Green | 1 | 0 | third | 9 | 3,300 | W | 0 |

S03 | Paul Rouffa | 2 | 7,801 | first | 5,800 | R | 15,602 | |

S03 | Marvin Shinkman | 2 | 7,800 | second | 1 | 7,800 | W | 15,600 |

S03 | Jared Eisenstat | 2 | 2,400 | third | 6 | 1,200 | R | 4,800 |

S03 | Donald Burgo | 3 | 10,100 | first | 8,100 | R | 20,200 | |

S03 | Mark Leinwand | 3 | 1,000 | third | 8 | 1,600 | W | 2,000 |

S03 | Beryl Arbit | 3 | 7,600 | second | 2 | 8,300 | W | 15,200 |

S03 | Gary Giardina | 4 | 4,400 | first | 2,200 | R | 8,800 | |

S03 | Harvey Becker | 4 | 1,900 | third | 7 | 3,200 | W | 3,800 |

S03 | Eric Schoeck | 4 | 3,900 | second | 5 | 2,000 | R | 7,800 |

S03 | Chuck Forrest | 5 | 10,000 | first | 11,000 | W | 20,000 | |

S03 | Guy Tonti | 5 | 0 | third | 10 | 2,600 | W | 0 |

S03 | Gary Palmer | 5 | 6,000 | second | 3 | 3,000 | R | 12,000 |

S04 | Dave Traini | 1 | 8,402 | first | 8,400 | R | 16,804 | |

S04 | John Podhoretz | 1 | 1,599 | third | 9 | 800 | R | 3,198 |

S04 | Eric Berman | 1 | 8,401 | second | 3 | 5,000 | R | 16,802 |

S04 | Richard Cordray | 2 | 9,900 | first | 8,000 | R | 19,800 | |

S04 | Frank Hughes | 2 | 4,900 | third | 6 | 4,900 | W | 9,800 |

S04 | Michael Galvin | 2 | 8,600 | second | 2 | 7,800 | R | 17,200 |

S04 | Eugene Finerman | 3 | 3,900 | first | 5,900 | W | 7,800 | |

S04 | Keith Bell | 3 | 0 | third | 10 | 1,200 | W | 0 |

S04 | Jonathan Fellows | 3 | 3,399 | second | 8 | 7,600 | W | 6,798 |

S04 | Bob Verini | 4 | 9,400 | first | 5,200 | R | 18,800 | |

S04 | Keith Walker | 4 | 3,500 | third | 7 | 6,800 | W | 7,000 |

S04 | Zeke Sevilla, Jr. | 4 | 6,000 | second | 5 | 6,700 | W | 12,000 |

S04 | John Ryan | 5 | 12,200 | first | 6,100 | R | 24,400 | |

S04 | Doug Molitor | 5 | 10,000 | second | 1 | 10,000 | W | 20,000 |

S04 | Roger Storm | 5 | 8,100 | third | 4 | 4,100 | R | 16,200 |

S05 | Bruce Naegeli | 1 | 13,801 | first | 13,600 | R | 27,602 | |

S05 | Kate Waits | 1 | 10,400 | third | 4 | 5,200 | R | 20,800 |

S05 | Richard Perez-Pena | 1 | 13,800 | second | 1 | 6,900 | R | 27,600 |

S05 | Roy Holliday | 2 | 500 | first | 5,600 | W | 1,000 | |

S05 | Barbara-Anne Eddy | 2 | 399 | second | 8 | 5,800 | W | 798 |

S05 | Stephen Lebowitz | 2 | 0 | third | 10 | 3,000 | W | 0 |

S05 | Steven Popper | 3 | 10,800 | third | 3 | 5,400 | R | 21,600 |

S05 | Michael Rankins | 3 | 13,801 | first | 7,000 | R | 27,602 | |

S05 | Peggy Kennedy | 3 | 13,800 | second | 2 | 6,900 | R | 27,600 |

S05 | Sandra Gore | 4 | 8,600 | first | 9,300 | W | 17,200 | |

S05 | Bruce Seymour | 4 | 6,500 | second | 7 | 7,700 | W | 13,000 |

S05 | Michael Block | 4 | 1 | third | 9 | 2,900 | W | 2 |

S05 | Mark Lowenthal | 5 | 8,800 | first | 6,400 | R | 17,600 | |

S05 | Leah Greenwald | 5 | 8,000 | second | 5 | 4,000 | R | 16,000 |

S05 | Ron Trigueiro | 5 | 7,000 | third | 6 | 9,500 | W | 14,000 |

S06 | Mark McDermott | 1 | 3,800 | first | 8,000 | W | 7,600 | |

S06 | Jim Tompkins-MacLaine | 1 | 1 | third | 7 | 1,600 | W | 2 |

S06 | Peggi Malys | 1 | 3,600 | second | 2 | 6,100 | W | 7,200 |

S06 | Cigus Vanni | 2 | 7,000 | first | 3,600 | R | 14,000 | |

S06 | Bruce Cox | 2 | 2,400 | second | 3 | 4,700 | W | 4,800 |

S06 | Ouida Rellstab | 2 | 1,399 | third | 4 | 5,400 | W | 2,798 |

S06 | Jeff Richmond | 3 | 1,000 | second | 5 | 8,900 | W | 2,000 |

S06 | Joel Sacks | 3 | 0 | third | 10 | 1,900 | W | 0 |

S06 | Eric Newhouse | 3 | 10,000 | first | 8,400 | R | 20,000 | |

S06 | Brian Wangsgard | 4 | 9,800 | first | 4,900 | R | 19,600 | |

S06 | Yael Sofaer | 4 | 989 | third | 6 | 5,395 | W | 1,978 |

S06 | Tom Cubbage | 4 | 8,199 | second | 1 | 4,100 | R | 16,398 |

S06 | Rich Lerner | 5 | 10,500 | first | 8,700 | R | 21,000 | |

S06 | Cathy Boggs | 5 | 0 | third | 9 | 3,000 | W | 0 |

S06 | Chris Shea | 5 | 0 | second | 8 | 3,400 | W | 0 |

S07 | Bob Blake | 1 | 6,399 | first | 7,400 | W | 12,798 | |

S07 | Dan Katz | 1 | 3,000 | second | 5 | 4,200 | W | 6,000 |

S07 | Michael Thayer | 1 | 1 | third | 7 | 2,100 | W | 2 |

S07 | Jeff Bandman | 2 | 8,002 | first | 9,900 | W | 16,004 | |

S07 | Larry McKnight | 2 | 7,400 | second | 2 | 8,700 | W | 14,800 |

S07 | Jamie Weiss | 2 | 4,600 | third | 3 | 4,800 | W | 9,200 |

S07 | Eric Terzuolo | 3 | 9,601 | first | 8,800 | R | 19,202 | |

S07 | Elaine Zollner | 3 | 0 | third | 9 | 3,200 | W | 0 |

S07 | George Soule | 3 | 0 | second | 8 | 4,800 | W | 0 |

S07 | Richard Neale | 4 | 2,900 | second | 6 | 9,900 | W | 5,800 |

S07 | Erik Larsen | 4 | 7,600 | first | 8,300 | W | 15,200 | |

S07 | Lisa Guay | 4 | 0 | third | 10 | 2,500 | W | 0 |

S07 | Frank Spangenberg | 5 | 10,100 | first | 8,800 | R | 20,200 | |

S07 | Steve Berman | 5 | 7,601 | second | 1 | 7,600 | R | 15,202 |

S07 | Andrew Bernknopf | 5 | 4,200 | third | 4 | 2,100 | R | 8,400 |

S08 | Leslie Frates | 1 | 13,000 | first | 11,700 | R | 26,000 | |

S08 | John LeDonne | 1 | 6,000 | third | 8 | 3,000 | R | 12,000 |

S08 | Lou Pryor | 1 | 10,001 | second | 3 | 8,300 | R | 20,002 |

S08 | Mark Pestronk | 2 | 10,801 | first | 8,000 | R | 21,602 | |

S08 | Lynne Wexler | 2 | 7,700 | second | 7 | 3,900 | R | 15,400 |

S08 | Andy Westney | 2 | 0 | third | 10 | 5,400 | W | 0 |

S08 | Bruce Ikawa | 3 | 8,800 | third | 6 | 7,000 | R | 17,600 |

S08 | Jonathan Jacobs | 3 | 10,001 | second | 2 | 8,800 | R | 20,002 |

S08 | Lois Kurowski | 3 | 12,000 | first | 7,000 | R | 24,000 | |

S08 | Sara Cox | 4 | 9,200 | second | 5 | 7,200 | R | 18,400 |

S08 | Tom Halpern | 4 | 2,800 | third | 9 | 1,400 | R | 5,600 |

S08 | Scott Gillispie | 4 | 14,500 | first | 12,900 | R | 29,000 | |

S08 | Mark Born | 5 | 16,601 | first | 8,600 | R | 33,202 | |

S08 | Steve Robin | 5 | 14,300 | second | 1 | 8,300 | R | 28,600 |

S08 | Jim Scott | 5 | 9,550 | third | 4 | 4,800 | R | 19,100 |

S09 | India Cooper | 1 | 9,100 | first | 9,700 | W | 18,200 | |

S09 | Dave Willis | 1 | 1,300 | third | 8 | 6,300 | W | 2,600 |

S09 | Leonard Schmidt | 1 | 7,600 | second | 4 | 7,600 | W | 15,200 |

S09 | Jerome Vered | 2 | 12,500 | first | 12,400 | R | 25,000 | |

S09 | Steve Newman | 2 | 0 | third | 9 | 3,000 | W | 0 |

S09 | Bruce Simmons | 2 | 12,200 | second | 1 | 6,100 | R | 24,400 |

S09 | Phil Yellman | 3 | 4,799 | third | 5 | 7,600 | W | 9,598 |

S09 | Kirk Ditzler | 3 | 10,200 | first | 5,200 | R | 20,400 | |

S09 | April McManus | 3 | 9,997 | second | 3 | 5,000 | R | 19,994 |

S09 | Richard Kaplan | 4 | 10,700 | second | 2 | 5,700 | R | 21,400 |

S09 | John Kelly | 4 | 1,799 | third | 7 | 6,600 | W | 3,598 |

S09 | Robert Slaven | 4 | 11,000 | first | 5,500 | R | 22,000 | |

S09 | Leszek Pawlowicz | 5 | 16,800 | first | 15,900 | R | 33,600 | |

S09 | Frank Epstein | 5 | 0 | third | 10 | 2,700 | W | 0 |

S09 | Billy Baxter | 5 | 3,000 | second | 6 | 7,000 | W | 6,000 |

S10 | Bev Schwartzberg | 1 | 10,900 | third | 3 | 5,500 | R | 21,800 |

S10 | Dennis Donohue | 1 | 15,001 | first | 8,600 | R | 30,002 | |

S10 | Marilyn Kneeland | 1 | 12,200 | second | 2 | 7,500 | R | 24,400 |

S10 | Ed Schiffer | 2 | 16,601 | first | 8,500 | R | 33,202 | |

S10 | Linda Sheppard | 2 | 0 | third | 9 | 6,400 | W | 0 |

S10 | Phoebe Juel | 2 | 13,300 | second | 1 | 8,300 | R | 26,600 |

S10 | Leslie Miller | 3 | 10,400 | second | 4 | 5,200 | R | 20,800 |

S10 | Walt Senterfitt | 3 | 15,600 | first | 13,100 | R | 31,200 | |

S10 | David Tiemann | 3 | 8,800 | third | 5 | 4,400 | R | 17,600 |

S10 | Tom Nosek | 4 | 13,100 | first | 13,100 | R | 26,200 | |

S10 | Debby Arnold | 4 | 0 | third | 10 | 2,700 | W | 0 |

S10 | Fraser Woodford | 4 | 7,500 | second | 6 | 9,500 | W | 15,000 |

S10 | Diane Siegel | 5 | 2 | third | 8 | 3,700 | W | 4 |

S10 | Al Lin | 5 | 599 | second | 7 | 6,300 | W | 1,198 |

S10 | Jack Mahoney | 5 | 12,613 | first | 7,700 | R | 25,226 | |

S11 | Jean Grewe | 1 | 3,200 | first | 7,200 | W | 6,400 | |

S11 | Tom Nichols | 1 | 1,900 | second | 7 | 8,200 | W | 3,800 |

S11 | Matt Morris | 1 | 0 | third | 9 | 3,600 | W | 0 |

S11 | Bill Pitassy | 2 | 17,200 | first | 8,600 | R | 34,400 | |

S11 | Fred Frank | 2 | 4,000 | third | 5 | 7,500 | W | 8,000 |

S11 | Jeff Stewart | 2 | 8,100 | second | 4 | 9,300 | W | 16,200 |

S11 | Amy Fine | 3 | 3,599 | second | 6 | 5,200 | W | 7,198 |

S11 | Kurt Bray | 3 | 5,350 | first | 2,700 | R | 10,700 | |

S11 | Bart Thomas | 3 | 0 | third | 10 | 3,400 | W | 0 |

S11 | John Cuthbertson | 4 | 10,401 | first | 5,300 | R | 20,802 | |

S11 | David Hillinck | 4 | 10,400 | second | 2 | 5,200 | R | 20,800 |

S11 | Rachael Schwartz | 4 | 9,300 | third | 3 | 6,200 | R | 18,600 |

S11 | Steve Chernicoff | 5 | 10,801 | first | 9,800 | R | 21,602 | |

S11 | Brian Moore | 5 | 10,800 | second | 1 | 5,400 | R | 21,600 |

S11 | David Venderbush | 5 | 1 | third | 8 | 500 | W | 2 |

S12 | Bruce Borchardt | 1 | 12,201 | first | 7,100 | R | 24,402 | |

S12 | Gordon Wean | 1 | 7,750 | second | 4 | 3,900 | R | 15,500 |

S12 | Ben Lyon | 1 | 3,100 | third | 6 | 6,100 | W | 6,200 |

S12 | Paul Thompson | 2 | 11,001 | first | 6,000 | R | 22,002 | |

S12 | Isaac Segal | 2 | 11,000 | second | 1 | 5,500 | R | 22,000 |

S12 | Jim Vercolen | 2 | 10,000 | third | 2 | 5,500 | R | 20,000 |

S12 | Jonathan Groff | 3 | 7,700 | first | 7,000 | R | 15,400 | |

S12 | Linda Roberts | 3 | 1 | second | 8 | 3,300 | W | 2 |

S12 | Aaron Klein | 3 | 0 | third | 10 | 3,800 | W | 0 |

S12 | David Siegel | 4 | 13,000 | first | 12,000 | R | 26,000 | |

S12 | Ryan Holznagel | 4 | 8,621 | second | 3 | 7,400 | R | 17,242 |

S12 | John McKeon | 4 | 0 | third | 9 | 4,300 | W | 0 |

S12 | Len Krisak | 5 | 2,199 | third | 7 | 1,100 | R | 4,398 |

S12 | Matt Zielenski | 5 | 11,601 | first | 9,100 | R | 23,202 | |

S12 | Jim Morgan | 5 | 6,800 | second | 5 | 5,800 | R | 13,600 |

S13 | Brad Plovan | 1 | 1,800 | third | 5 | 5,900 | W | 3,600 |

S13 | Mary Hirschfeld | 1 | 17,000 | first | 11,200 | R | 34,000 | |

S13 | Shane Whitlock | 1 | 10,100 | second | 1 | 8,400 | R | 20,200 |

S13 | Bernie Cullen | 2 | 799 | second | 7 | 5,800 | W | 1,598 |

S13 | Beverly Spurs | 2 | 11,700 | first | 6,600 | R | 23,400 | |

S13 | David Cuneo | 2 | 0 | third | 8 | 5,400 | W | 0 |

S13 | Mike Dup_e | 3 | 13,601 | first | 8,800 | R | 27,202 | |

S13 | Bill Sloan | 3 | 10,100 | second | 2 | 6,800 | R | 20,200 |

S13 | Amanda Goad | 3 | 9,600 | third | 3 | 4,800 | R | 19,200 |

S13 | David Sampugnaro | 4 | 0 | third | 9 | 4,100 | W | 0 |

S13 | Bill Dickenson | 4 | 11,601 | first | 9,600 | R | 23,202 | |

S13 | Lucien Schmit | 4 | 1,800 | second | 6 | 5,800 | W | 3,600 |

S13 | Michael Daunt | 5 | 10,300 | first | 7,900 | R | 20,600 | |

S13 | Barbara Walker | 5 | 0 | third | 10 | 3,400 | W | 0 |

S13 | Bob Scarpone | 5 | 7,901 | second | 4 | 6,900 | R | 15,802 |

S14 | Kim Worth | 1 | 8,200 | third | 2 | 4,100 | R | 16,400 |

S14 | Fred Ramen | 1 | 10,000 | second | 1 | 7,500 | R | 20,000 |

S14 | Lyn Payne | 1 | 15,001 | first | 8,700 | R | 30,002 | |

S14 | Paul Gutowski | 2 | 2 | third | 10 | 1,800 | W | 4 |

S14 | Claudia Perry | 2 | 7,500 | first | 8,000 | W | 15,000 | |

S14 | Josh Den Hartog | 2 | 14 | second | 9 | 6,400 | W | 28 |

S14 | Dan Melia | 3 | 8,100 | second | 3 | 9,100 | W | 16,200 |

S14 | Peter Scott | 3 | 10,599 | first | 5,300 | R | 21,198 | |

S14 | Craig Barker | 3 | 2,300 | third | 5 | 5,800 | W | 4,600 |

S14 | Arthur Phillips | 4 | 2,201 | second | 6 | 6,100 | W | 4,402 |

S14 | Pam Mifflin | 4 | 100 | third | 8 | 1,100 | W | 200 |

S14 | Sahir Islam | 4 | 7,787 | first | 7,800 | W | 15,574 | |

S14 | Wes Ulm | 5 | 600 | third | 7 | 5,700 | W | 1,200 |

S14 | Bob Harris | 5 | 3,200 | second | 4 | 1,600 | R | 6,400 |

S14 | Grace Veach | 5 | 10,500 | first | 9,500 | R | 21,000 | |

S15 | James Arey | 1 | 0 | second | 9 | 3,400 | W | 0 |

S15 | Dan Girard | 1 | 15,000 | first | 12,800 | R | 30,000 | |

S15 | Melizza Zygmunt | 1 | 0 | third | 10 | 2,300 | W | 0 |

S15 | Dave Abbott | 2 | 10,200 | first | 9,200 | R | 20,400 | |

S15 | Lara Robillard | 2 | 1,600 | second | 7 | 3,700 | W | 3,200 |

S15 | Andrew Hutchings | 2 | 0 | third | 8 | 5,700 | W | 0 |

S15 | Pat Healy | 3 | 15,801 | first | 9,800 | R | 31,602 | |

S15 | David Bagley | 3 | 12,400 | second | 1 | 7,900 | R | 24,800 |

S15 | Juliet Wiley | 3 | 6,000 | third | 3 | 3,000 | R | 12,000 |

S15 | Andrew Maly | 4 | 10,800 | first | 5,400 | R | 21,600 | |

S15 | Carolyn White | 4 | 5,400 | third | 5 | 2,700 | R | 10,800 |

S15 | J.J. Todor | 4 | 5,599 | second | 4 | 8,200 | W | 11,198 |

S15 | Chris Ward | 5 | 3,400 | third | 6 | 1,700 | R | 6,800 |

S15 | John Skelton | 5 | 7,499 | second | 2 | 3,800 | R | 14,998 |

S15 | Lance Johnson | 5 | 7,601 | first | 7,400 | R | 15,202 | |

S16 | Jeremy Bate | 1 | 5,900 | second | 2 | 6,700 | W | 11,800 |

S16 | Mike Blumenfeld | 1 | 7,200 | first | 3,700 | R | 14,400 | |

S16 | Melissa Sexstone | 1 | 400 | third | 7 | 2,700 | W | 800 |

S16 | Steve Fried | 2 | 7,499 | second | 1 | 8,000 | W | 14,998 |

S16 | Helen Petroff | 2 | 0 | third | 9 | 2,400 | W | 0 |

S16 | Chacko George | 2 | 10,000 | first | 8,500 | R | 20,000 | |

S16 | Eddie Timanus | 3 | 4,399 | first | 7,000 | W | 8,798 | |

S16 | Jack Archey | 3 | 0 | third | 8 | 3,800 | W | 0 |

S16 | Janet Wong | 3 | 1,600 | second | 6 | 4,800 | W | 3,200 |

S16 | Robin Carroll | 4 | 4,800 | second | 4 | 6,400 | W | 9,600 |

S16 | Lee Lassiter | 4 | 0 | third | 10 | 900 | W | 0 |

S16 | Michael Rooney | 4 | 15,500 | first | 15,500 | R | 31,000 | |

S16 | Terry Currin | 5 | 10,000 | first | 9,900 | R | 20,000 | |

S16 | Darlene Lieblich | 5 | 2,400 | third | 5 | 1,200 | R | 4,800 |

S16 | Carolyn Cracraft | 5 | 5,500 | second | 3 | 4,300 | R | 11,000 |

S18 | Babu Srinivasan | 1 | 11,500 | second | 1 | 5,800 | R | 23,000 |

S18 | Mark Eckard | 1 | 12,900 | first | 11,400 | R | 25,800 | |

S18 | Rick Knutsen | 1 | 7,599 | third | 2 | 9,600 | W | 15,198 |

S18 | Larry Cloud | 2 | 2,000 | second | 4 | 7,000 | W | 4,000 |

S18 | Andrew Garen | 2 | 900 | third | 6 | 4,900 | W | 1,800 |

S18 | Pam Mueller | 2 | 6,399 | first | 6,700 | W | 12,798 | |

S18 | Michael Arnone | 3 | 0 | third | 10 | 2,400 | W | 0 |

S18 | Michelle Clum | 3 | 1,599 | second | 5 | 7,800 | W | 3,198 |

S18 | Ryan Moore | 3 | 6,000 | first | 7,000 | W | 12,000 | |

S18 | Doug Lach | 4 | 0 | third | 8 | 5,300 | W | 0 |

S18 | Bob Fleenor | 4 | 2 | second | 7 | 2,500 | W | 4 |

S18 | Brad Rutter | 4 | 18,000 | first | 18,000 | W | 36,000 | |

S18 | Tad Carithers | 5 | 4,900 | first | 7,200 | W | 9,800 | |

S18 | Lan Djang | 5 | 2,400 | second | 3 | 1,200 | R | 4,800 |

S18 | Kevin Keach | 5 | 0 | third | 9 | 4,700 | W | 0 |

MDM | Bob Harris | 1 | 20,000 | first | 15,800 | R | 20,000 | |

MDM | Rachael Schwartz | 1 | 12,401 | second | 5 | 10,100 | R | 12,401 |

MDM | Frank Spangenberg | 1 | 6,799 | third | 7 | 19,200 | W | 6,799 |

MDM | Claudia Perry | 2 | 17,400 | second | 4 | 12,400 | R | 17,400 |

MDM | Brad Rutter | 2 | 24,801 | first | 17,800 | R | 24,801 | |

MDM | Kate Waits | 2 | 0 | third | 9 | 4,200 | W | 0 |

MDM | Chuck Forrest | 3 | 32,000 | first | 16,000 | R | 32,000 | |

MDM | Leslie Frates | 3 | 22,000 | second | 1 | 21,700 | R | 22,000 |

MDM | Eric Newhouse | 3 | 20,000 | third | 2 | 10,000 | R | 20,000 |

MDM | Leslie Shannon | 4 | 20,000 | second | 3 | 10,000 | R | 20,000 |

MDM | Eddie Timanus | 4 | 0 | third | 10 | 800 | W | 0 |

MDM | Bob Verini | 4 | 21,000 | first | 21,000 | R | 21,000 | |

MDM | Robin Carroll | 5 | 5,600 | third | 8 | 8,800 | W | 5,600 |

MDM | India Cooper | 5 | 18,100 | first | 18,200 | W | 18,100 | |

MDM | Babu Srinivasan | 5 | 12,000 | second | 6 | 6,000 | R | 12,000 |

S19 | Brian Weikle | 1 | 22,200 | first | 22,200 | R | 22,200 | |

S19 | Ben Tritle | 1 | 0 | second | 6 | 6,400 | W | 0 |

S19 | Kathy Cassity | 1 | -3,000 | third | 10 | -3,000 | -- | -3,000 |

S19 | Max Levaren | 2 | 0 | third | 4 | 7,600 | W | 0 |

S19 | Trevor Norris | 2 | 18,000 | first | 15,000 | R | 18,000 | |

S19 | Mark Dawson | 2 | 16,799 | second | 1 | 16,000 | R | 16,799 |

S19 | Jill Bunzendahl Chimka | 3 | 14,400 | first | 7,400 | R | 14,400 | |

S19 | Travis Troyer | 3 | 2,599 | second | 2 | 5,000 | W | 2,599 |

S19 | Mark Lee | 3 | 0 | third | 5 | 7,400 | W | 0 |

S19 | Jason McCune | 4 | -2,000 | third | 9 | -2,000 | -- | -2,000 |

S19 | Mark Brown | 4 | 19,205 | first | 19,200 | R | 19,205 | |

S19 | Jackie Harrison | 4 | 0 | second | 8 | 2,600 | W | 0 |

S19 | Eric Floyd | 5 | 0 | second | 3 | 9,000 | W | 0 |

S19 | Alan Bailey | 5 | 20,400 | first | 20,400 | W | 20,400 | |

S19 | Kyle Hale | 5 | 0 | third | 7 | 5,300 | W | 0 |

S21 | Arthur Gandolfi | 1 | 16,200 | first | 16,200 | W | 16,200 | |

S21 | Sam Ott | 1 | 0 | third | 10 | 1,700 | W | 0 |

S21 | Keith Williams | 1 | 3,500 | second | 5 | 7,200 | W | 3,500 |

S21 | Tom Walsh | 2 | 12,401 | first | 11,600 | R | 12,401 | |

S21 | Seth Alcorn | 2 | 10,600 | third | 3 | 5,300 | R | 10,600 |

S21 | Steve Reynolds | 2 | 10,900 | second | 2 | 6,200 | R | 10,900 |

S21 | John Beck | 3 | 599 | third | 9 | 5,600 | W | 599 |

S21 | Scott Renzoni | 3 | 2,000 | second | 8 | 11,000 | W | 2,000 |

S21 | Vinita Kailasanath | 3 | 10,200 | first | 10,600 | W | 10,200 | |

S21 | Chris Miller | 4 | 4,000 | third | 4 | 2,000 | R | 4,000 |

S21 | Tom Baker | 4 | 20,100 | first | 20,000 | R | 20,100 | |

S21 | Russ Schumacher | 4 | 12,400 | second | 1 | 6,400 | R | 12,400 |

S21 | Sean Ryan | 5 | 2,600 | second | 6 | 5,200 | W | 2,600 |

S21 | Anne Boyd | 5 | 7,599 | first | 9,000 | W | 7,599 | |

S21 | Jim Stalley | 5 | 2,400 | third | 7 | 2,400 | W | 2,400 |

S22 | Doug Dorst | 1 | 5,999 | second | 8 | 9,000 | W | 5,999 |

S22 | Kermin Fleming | 1 | 99 | third | 9 | 4,200 | W | 99 |

S22 | Maria Wenglinsky | 1 | 6,400 | first | 13,200 | W | 6,400 | |

S22 | Kevin Marshall | 2 | 16,402 | first | 16,400 | R | 16,402 | |

S22 | David Rozenson | 2 | 6,399 | third | 7 | 3,200 | R | 6,399 |

S22 | Aaron Thompson | 2 | 16,401 | second | 1 | 13,000 | R | 16,401 |

S22 | Kerry Breitenbach | 3 | 10,799 | third | 5 | 10,400 | R | 10,799 |

S22 | Jason Richards | 3 | 11,000 | second | 4 | 13,000 | W | 11,000 |

S22 | Vik Vaz | 3 | 26,001 | first | 23,200 | R | 26,001 | |

S22 | Michael Falk | 4 | 14,000 | third | 3 | 14,000 | W | 14,000 |

S22 | David Madden | 4 | 28,001 | first | 23,000 | R | 28,001 | |

S22 | Bob Mesko | 4 | 14,400 | second | 2 | 10,400 | R | 14,400 |

S22 | Tom Kavanaugh | 5 | 10,000 | second | 6 | 6,000 | R | 10,000 |

S22 | Bill MacDonald | 5 | 18,733 | first | 15,400 | R | 18,733 | |

S22 | Nico Martinez | 5 | 0 | third | 10 | 0 | -- | 0 |

S24 | Mehrun Etebari | 1 | 700 | third | 9 | 9,400 | W | 700 |

S24 | Cathy Lanctot | 1 | 4,400 | second | 7 | 10,400 | W | 4,400 |

S24 | Chris Mazurek | 1 | 17,999 | first | 19,400 | W | 17,999 | |

S24 | Celeste DiNucci | 2 | 21,800 | second | 1 | 15,800 | R | 21,800 |

S24 | Nick Swezey | 2 | 10,600 | third | 5 | 6,600 | R | 10,600 |

S24 | Craig Westphal | 2 | 26,600 | first | 21,600 | R | 26,600 | |

S24 | Paul Glaser | 3 | 19,599 | first | 24,800 | W | 19,599 | |

S24 | Susan Mitchell | 3 | 12,200 | second | 2 | 15,000 | W | 12,200 |

S24 | Jeff Spoeri | 3 | 12,000 | third | 3 | 7,800 | R | 12,000 |

S24 | Christian Haines | 4 | 24,001 | first | 18,800 | R | 24,001 | |

S24 | Sara Terrell | 4 | -1,000 | third | 10 | -1,000 | -- | -1,000 |

S24 | Steve Unite | 4 | 10,000 | second | 6 | 12,000 | W | 10,000 |

S24 | Cliff Galiher | 5 | 11,400 | second | 4 | 14,200 | W | 11,400 |

S24 | Doug Hicton | 5 | 16,400 | first | 8,200 | R | 16,400 | |

S24 | Andrew Rostan | 5 | 3,400 | third | 8 | 16,400 | W | 3,400 |

S25 | Carl Brandt | 1 | 4,800 | third | 6 | 12,400 | W | 4,800 |

S25 | Dan Pawson | 1 | 16,599 | first | 16,800 | W | 16,599 | |

S25 | Cora Peck | 1 | 15,500 | second | 1 | 8,500 | R | 15,500 |

S25 | Larissa Kelly | 2 | 26,400 | first | 23,400 | R | 26,400 | |

S25 | Matt Kohlstedt | 2 | 10,600 | second | 3 | 13,800 | W | 10,600 |

S25 | Tom Morris | 2 | 9,600 | third | 5 | 9,600 | W | 9,600 |

S25 | Ben Bishop | 3 | 15,004 | first | 14,000 | R | 15,004 | |

S25 | Lisa Klink | 3 | 1,000 | third | 7 | 4,000 | W | 1,000 |

S25 | Dave Simpson | 3 | 13,000 | second | 2 | 11,800 | R | 13,000 |

S25 | Aaron Schroeder | 4 | 18,200 | first | 18,200 | R | 18,200 | |

S25 | Jim Stevens | 4 | 1,000 | third | 8 | 1,000 | W | 1,000 |

S25 | Donna Vogel | 4 | 9,900 | second | 4 | 11,600 | W | 9,900 |

S25 | Deborah Fitzgerald | 5 | 1 | third | 10 | 3,400 | W | 1 |

S25 | Erik Nelson | 5 | 3 | second | 9 | 4,800 | W | 3 |

S25 | Mark Wales | 5 | 19,400 | first | 19,400 | R | 19,400 | |

S26 | Ryan Chaffee | 1 | 1,800 | third | 8 | 7,800 | W | 1,800 |

S26 | Liz Murphy | 1 | 17,400 | first | 17,400 | W | 17,400 | |

S26 | Patrick Tucker | 1 | 4,700 | second | 5 | 2,400 | R | 4,700 |

S26 | Terry Linwood | 2 | 21,950 | first | 22,200 | W | 21,950 | |

S26 | Stephen Weingarten | 2 | 50 | third | 9 | 16,400 | W | 50 |

S26 | Nick Yozamp | 2 | 16,400 | second | 1 | 16,400 | W | 16,400 |

S26 | Dave Belote | 3 | 4,999 | second | 4 | 9,600 | W | 4,999 |

S26 | Regina Robbins | 3 | 4,600 | third | 6 | 12,600 | W | 4,600 |

S26 | Andy Srinivasan | 3 | 18,200 | first | 14,200 | R | 18,200 | |

S26 | Joey Beachum | 4 | 0 | third | 10 | 4,600 | W | 0 |

S26 | Justin Bernbach | 4 | 25,836 | first | 25,800 | R | 25,836 | |

S26 | Christine Valada | 4 | 2,400 | second | 7 | 10,200 | W | 2,400 |

S26 | Vijay Balse | 5 | 15,100 | first | 15,600 | W | 15,100 | |

S26 | Stefan Goodreau | 5 | 13,575 | second | 2 | 14,800 | W | 13,575 |

S26 | Jason Zollinger | 5 | 11,500 | third | 3 | 9,200 | R | 11,500 |

S28 | Tom Nissley | 1 | 16,403 | first | 16,400 | R | 16,403 | |

S28 | Jay Rhee | 1 | 16,401 | second | 2 | 12,000 | R | 16,401 |

S28 | Charles Temple | 1 | 285 | third | 6 | 400 | W | 285 |

S28 | Roger Craig | 2 | 19,600 | first | 39,800 | W | 19,600 | |

S28 | Brian Meacham | 2 | 0 | third | 8 | 8,800 | W | 0 |

S28 | Kara Spak | 2 | 6,012 | second | 4 | 6,000 | R | 6,012 |

S28 | John Krizel | 3 | 14 | second | 7 | 2,000 | W | 14 |

S28 | Tom Kunzen | 3 | 0 | third | 10 | 4,200 | W | 0 |

S28 | Joon Pahk | 3 | 30,800 | first | 20,800 | R | 30,800 | |

S28 | Paul Kursky | 4 | 2,400 | third | 5 | 1,200 | R | 2,400 |

S28 | Erin McLean | 4 | 16,003 | second | 3 | 8,600 | R | 16,003 |

S28 | Buddy Wright | 4 | 17,201 | first | 16,800 | R | 17,201 | |

S28 | Mark Runsvold | 5 | 24,000 | first | 12,200 | R | 24,000 | |

S28 | Justin Sausville | 5 | 18,599 | second | 1 | 15,200 | R | 18,599 |

S28 | Christopher Short | 5 | 0 | third | 9 | 5,900 | W | 0 |

S29 | Jason Shore | 1 | 14,000 | second | 3 | 13,000 | R | 14,000 |

S29 | Stephanie Jass | 1 | 13,000 | third | 4 | 13,000 | R | 13,000 |

S29 | Paul Nelson | 1 | 15,800 | first | 15,800 | R | 15,800 | |

S29 | Joel Pool | 2 | 0 | third | 10 | 5,800 | W | 0 |

S29 | David Menchaca | 2 | 11,600 | second | 6 | 11,600 | W | 11,600 |

S29 | Colby Burnett | 2 | 16,400 | first | 15,200 | R | 16,400 | |

S29 | Jason Keller | 3 | 28,200 | first | 28,200 | R | 28,200 | |

S29 | Monica Thieu | 3 | 11,000 | second | 7 | 9,800 | R | 11,000 |

S29 | David Gard | 3 | 100 | third | 9 | 2,400 | W | 100 |

S29 | Keith Whitener | 4 | 26,601 | first | 16,000 | R | 26,601 | |

S29 | Kristin Morgan | 4 | 17,500 | third | 2 | 13,300 | R | 17,500 |

S29 | Dan McShane | 4 | 20,000 | second | 1 | 12,400 | R | 20,000 |

S29 | Dave Leach | 5 | 15,100 | first | 12,600 | R | 15,100 | |

S29 | Patrick Quinn | 5 | 989 | third | 8 | 5,000 | W | 989 |

S29 | Ashok Poozhikunnel | 5 | 12,000 | second | 5 | 12,400 | W | 12,000 |

BOTD | Leszek Pawlowicz | 1 | 15,000 | second | 2 | 15,000 | W | 15,000 |

BOTD | Robin Carroll | 1 | 0 | third | 10 | 5,200 | W | 0 |

BOTD | Roger Craig | 1 | 22,078 | first | 21,000 | R | 22,078 | |

BOTD | Tom Nosek | 2 | 2,400 | third | 7 | 11,200 | W | 2,400 |

BOTD | Pam Mueller | 2 | 14,798 | second | 3 | 17,400 | W | 14,798 |

BOTD | Russ Schumacher | 2 | 16,700 | first | 15,400 | R | 16,700 | |

BOTD | Mark Lowenthal | 3 | 300 | third | 9 | 1,800 | W | 300 |

BOTD | Brad Rutter | 3 | 32,400 | first | 32,400 | W | 32,400 | |

BOTD | Dan Pawson | 3 | 399 | second | 8 | 10,200 | W | 399 |

BOTD | Tom Cubbage | 4 | 19,500 | second | 1 | 9,800 | R | 19,500 |

BOTD | Rachael Schwartz | 4 | 7,600 | third | 6 | 3,800 | R | 7,600 |

BOTD | Ken Jennings | 4 | 40,000 | first | 30,200 | R | 40,000 | |

BOTD | Chuck Forrest | 5 | 11,900 | first | 14,400 | W | 11,900 | |

BOTD | Mark Dawson | 5 | 8,600 | third | 5 | 10,600 | W | 8,600 |

BOTD | Colby Burnett | 5 | 11,000 | second | 4 | 11,800 | W | 11,000 |

S31 | Ben Ingram | 1 | 16,801 | first | 16,100 | R | 16,801 | |

S31 | Rebecca Rider | 1 | 11,600 | second | 3 | 6,600 | R | 11,600 |

S31 | John Pearson | 1 | 0 | third | 9 | 8,400 | W | 0 |

S31 | Arthur Chu | 2 | 21,000 | first | 21,000 | R | 21,000 | |

S31 | Andrew Moore | 2 | 1 | third | 8 | 5,200 | W | 1 |

S31 | Rani Peffer | 2 | 7,599 | second | 5 | 3,800 | R | 7,599 |

S31 | Julia Collins | 3 | 9,100 | second | 4 | 16,200 | W | 9,100 |

S31 | Joshua Brakhage | 3 | 16,206 | first | 11,600 | R | 16,206 | |

S31 | Jim Coury | 3 | 5,600 | third | 6 | 2,800 | R | 5,600 |

S31 | Drew Horwood | 4 | -800 | third | 10 | -800 | -- | -800 |

S31 | Terry O'Shea | 4 | 17,200 | first | 8,800 | R | 17,200 | |

S31 | Sarah McNitt | 4 | 500 | second | 7 | 8,600 | W | 500 |

S31 | Jared Hall | 5 | 16,800 | first | 9,800 | R | 16,800 | |

S31 | Sandie Baker | 5 | 15,500 | second | 1 | 9,000 | R | 15,500 |

S31 | Mark Japinga | 5 | 15,003 | third | 2 | 13,900 | R | 15,003 |

S32 | Dan Feitel | 1 | 14,000 | third | 4 | 7,800 | R | 14,000 |

S32 | Vaughn Winchell | 1 | 16,599 | second | 2 | 17,200 | W | 16,599 |

S32 | Catherine Hardee | 1 | 17,600 | first | 17,800 | W | 17,600 | |

S32 | Greg Seroka | 2 | 11,500 | third | 6 | 13,000 | W | 11,500 |

S32 | Brennan Bushee | 2 | 18,000 | first | 12,000 | R | 18,000 | |

S32 | Kristin Sausville | 2 | 12,800 | second | 5 | 12,800 | W | 12,800 |

S32 | Matt Jackson | 3 | 24,898 | first | 24,900 | W | 24,898 | |

S32 | John Schultz | 3 | 15,000 | second | 3 | 17,800 | W | 15,000 |

S32 | Jennifer Giles | 3 | 3,800 | third | 9 | 10,400 | W | 3,800 |

S32 | Kerry Greene | 4 | 22,000 | first | 18,000 | R | 22,000 | |

S32 | Andrew Haringer | 4 | 19,400 | second | 1 | 17,200 | R | 19,400 |

S32 | Elliot Yates | 4 | 7,200 | third | 7 | 3,600 | R | 7,200 |

S32 | Alex Jacob | 5 | 26,657 | first | 26,800 | W | 26,657 | |

S32 | Scott Lord | 5 | 6,200 | second | 8 | 10,200 | W | 6,200 |

S32 | Michael Bilow | 5 | 0 | third | 10 | 8,400 | W | 0 |

Here are search terms you can use to filter:

- By season: “S#” (e.g., “S32” for the most-recent ToC), “MDM”, “BOTD”
- All in a particular QF: “QF#” (e.g., “QF3”)
- You can combine these: “S32 QF3” will give you a single game

- All QF winners: “winner”
- All wild-card qualifiers: “wild card”
- All #4 wild cards (last in): “cut-off”
- All #5 wild cards (first out): “alternate”
- All #4 and #5 wild cards: “bubble”
- All eliminated players: “eliminated”

I see this argument, but my hunch was that first place rarely leaves the door open for *both* second and third. I went through the data.

According to the J! Archive data from Seasons 27-31 (through July 10), there were 290 regular games in which third place could cover a zero wager by the leader. Of those, the leader took his destiny into his own hands on 256 occasions (88%).

In only 11 games did first place wager so small that third place could overtake him by wagering everything.

Among those 11 games included Brennan Bushee’s loss, Sarah McNitt’s loss, and Mark Japinga’s win over Ben Ingram.

Particularly with Jonathan’s previous all-in wager from first, there was little reason to believe he would be coy a second time. Therefore, I stand by my ‘red’ grade for Jennifer.

]]>It’s a sortable list of the biggest winners in *Jeopardy!* history. Included are the basic stats of everyone in the Trebek era who has:

- made the Tournament of Champions; or
- won over $50,000 (unadjusted)

Recent Teen Tournament winners are also in there, because, hey – maybe they should be in the TOC, too.

Click on a header to sort. Note that these amounts exclude consolation prizes and non-money winnings like my Volvo S60R, the *Jeopardy! *home game, and whatever Bob Harris received. (This list is obviously not exhaustive.)

Also not included are winnings from the Watson matches, as they were considered an “exhibition”.

One other note: First 5 Adj lets you see players’ winnings in their first five games, adjusted for doubled clue values. This might be useful for comparing between eras.

Special thanks to J! Archive creator Robert K S for having a look at the data – and, as always, for giving me the tools to tabulate them in the first place.

**Search filters:**

oldval | pre-doubled values | newval | after values were doubled |

superj | played in Super Jeopardy! | 10th | played in Tenth Anniversary tournament |

mdm | played in Million Dollar Masters | utoc | played in Ultimate Tournament of Champions |

botd | played in Battle of the Decades | 5+ | five-time winners or greater |

alltoc | played in a Tournament of Champions | notoc | did not play in a Tournament of Champions |

sf+ | made ToC semifinals | finalist | made ToC finals |

Happy clicking!

*NOTE: Some data missing from Season 34.*

Rk | Name | Total | Type | Wins | Regular | TOC | Other | First 5 Adj | TOC, finish | Descriptors |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Brad Rutter | 4,270,102 | Regular | 5 | 55,102 | 100,000 | 4,115,000 | 110,204 | 2001, winner | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ finalist BOTD MDM UTOC | |

Ken Jennings | 3,120,700 | Regular | 74 | 2,520,700 | 600,000 | 156,000 | newval 5+ noTOC BOTD UTOC | |||

Roger Craig | 530,200 | Regular | 6 | 230,200 | 250,000 | 50,000 | 195,801 | 2011, winner | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ finalist BOTD | |

Matt Jackson | 511,612 | Regular | 13 | 411,612 | 100,000 | 140,401 | 2015, second | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ finalist | ||

Jerome Vered | 499,102 | Regular | 5 | 96,801 | 7,500 | 394,801 | 193,602 | 1992, third | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ finalist BOTD UTOC | |

Julia Collins | 478,100 | Regular | 20 | 428,100 | 50,000 | 102,810 | 2014, third | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ finalist | ||

David Madden | 440,400 | Regular | 19 | 430,400 | 10,000 | 126,500 | 2006, semis | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ | ||

Dan Pawson | 430,902 | Regular | 9 | 170,902 | 250,000 | 10,000 | 109,100 | 2009, winner | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ finalist BOTD | |

Ben Ingram | 426,534 | Regular | 8 | 176,534 | 250,000 | 115,632 | 2014, winner | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ finalist | ||

Austin Rogers | 411,000 | Regular | 12 | 411,000 | 188,700 | TBD | 5+ newval | |||

Alex Jacob | 399,802 | Regular | 6 | 149,802 | 250,000 | 131,600 | 2015, winner | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ finalist | ||

Arthur Chu | 397,200 | Regular | 11 | 297,200 | 100,000 | 123,600 | 2014, second | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ finalist | ||

Colby Burnett | 375,000 | Teacher | 250,000 | 25,000 | 2013, winner | newval allTOC SF+ finalist BOTD | ||||

Russ Schumacher | 344,800 | Regular | 4 | 64,800 | 250,000 | 30,000 | 64,800 | 2004, winner | newval allTOC SF+ finalist BOTD UTOC | |

Mark Dawson | 343,849 | Regular | 5 | 52,599 | 250,000 | 41,250 | 105,198 | 2003, winner | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ finalist BOTD UTOC | |

Tom Nissley | 340,405 | Regular | 8 | 235,405 | 100,000 | 5,000 | 151,802 | 2011, second | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ finalist BOTD | |

Celeste DiNucci | 338,601 | Regular | 5 | 83,601 | 250,000 | 5,000 | 83,601 | 2007, winner | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ finalist BOTD | |

Vijay Balse | 337,400 | Regular | 4 | 82,400 | 250,000 | 5,000 | 82,400 | 2010, winner | newval allTOC SF+ finalist BOTD | |

Larissa Kelly | 327,597 | Regular | 6 | 222,597 | 100,000 | 5,000 | 179,797 | 2009, second | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ finalist BOTD | |

Bob Verini | 326,802 | Regular | 5 | 46,802 | 100,000 | 180,000 | 93,604 | 1987, winner | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ finalist BOTD MDM SuperJ UTOC | |

Michael Falk | 314,403 | Regular | 3 | 59,403 | 250,000 | 5,000 | 59,403 | 2006, winner | newval allTOC SF+ finalist BOTD | |

Bruce Seymour | 305,989 | Regular | 4 | 54,989 | 1,000 | 250,000 | 109,978 | 1988, quarters | oldval allTOC SuperJ | |

Frank Spangenberg | 274,596 | Regular | 5 | 102,597 | 5,000 | 166,999 | 205,194 | 1990, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ BOTD MDM 10th SuperJ UTOC | |

Seth Wilson | 265,002 | Regular | 12 | 265,002 | 127,700 | TBD | 5+ newval | |||

Tom Walsh | 259,900 | Regular | 7 | 184,900 | 50,000 | 25,000 | 118,100 | 2004, second | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ finalist UTOC | |

Robin Carroll | 259,100 | Regular | 5 | 64,100 | 100,000 | 95,000 | 128,200 | 2000, winner | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ finalist BOTD MDM UTOC | |

Dan Melia | 252,801 | Regular | 5 | 75,600 | 100,000 | 77,201 | 151,200 | 1998, winner | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ finalist BOTD UTOC | |

Chuck Forrest | 252,800 | Regular | 5 | 72,800 | 100,000 | 80,000 | 145,600 | 1986, winner | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ finalist BOTD MDM SuperJ UTOC | |

Keith Whitener | 252,597 | Regular | 7 | 147,597 | 100,000 | 5,000 | 100,397 | 2013, second | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ finalist BOTD | |

Jason Zollinger | 248,404 | Regular | 6 | 148,404 | 100,000 | 113,205 | 2010, second | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ finalist | ||

Brian Weikle | 230,801 | Regular | 5 | 149,200 | 56,601 | 25,000 | 149,200 | 2003, second | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ finalist UTOC | |

Chris Miller | 227,441 | Regular | 5 | 123,597 | 10,000 | 93,844 | 123,597 | 2004, semis | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ UTOC | |

Jason Keller | 223,900 | Regular | 9 | 213,900 | 10,000 | 127,000 | 2013, semis | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ | ||

Eric Newhouse | 218,100 | Teen | 5,000 | 185,000 | 1989, semis | newval allTOC SF+ MDM SuperJ UTOC | ||||

Joon Pahk | 209,000 | Regular | 7 | 199,000 | 10,000 | 146,200 | 2011, semis | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ | ||

Leszek Pawlowicz | 205,400 | Regular | 5 | 75,400 | 100,000 | 30,000 | 150,800 | 1992, winner | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ finalist BOTD UTOC | |

Mike Dup̩ée | 203,901 | Regular | 5 | 66,401 | 100,000 | 37,500 | 132,802 | 1996, winner | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ finalist BOTD UTOC | |

Bob Blake | 197,501 | Regular | 5 | 82,501 | 100,000 | 15,000 | 165,002 | 1990, winner | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ finalist SuperJ UTOC | |

Kerry Greene | 196,598 | Regular | 6 | 146,598 | 50,000 | 126,598 | 2015, third | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ finalist | ||

Tom Nosek | 194,240 | Regular | 5 | 65,640 | 100,000 | 28,600 | 131,280 | 1993, winner | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ finalist BOTD 10th UTOC | |

Jared Hall | 191,001 | Regular | 6 | 181,001 | 10,000 | 161,001 | 2014, semis | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ | ||

Greg Seroka | 185,401 | Regular | 7 | 180,401 | 5,000 | 133,200 | 2015, quarters | newval 5+ allTOC | ||

John Cuthbertson | 185,300 | Regular | 5 | 82,400 | 5,000 | 97,900 | 164,800 | 1994, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ UTOC | |

Doug Hicton | 184,900 | Regular | 3 | 84,900 | 100,000 | 84,900 | 2007, second | newval allTOC SF+ finalist | ||

Fritz Holznagel | 184,413 | Regular | 4 | 49,413 | 100,000 | 35,000 | 98,826 | 1995, winner | oldval allTOC SF+ finalist BOTD UTOC | |

Pam Mueller | 182,201 | College | 5,000 | 127,201 | 2001, semis | newval allTOC SF+ BOTD UTOC | ||||

Dave Abbott | 178,599 | Regular | 5 | 68,599 | 100,000 | 10,000 | 137,198 | 1999, winner | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ finalist BOTD UTOC | |

Aaron Schroeder | 177,902 | Regular | 5 | 127,902 | 50,000 | 127,902 | 2009, third | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ finalist | ||

Vik Vaz | 172,002 | Regular | 3 | 72,002 | 100,000 | 72,002 | 2006, second | newval allTOC SF+ finalist | ||

Andrew Pau | 170,202 | Regular | 6 | 170,202 | 136,201 | TBD | 5+ newval | |||

Michael Daunt | 170,000 | Regular | 5 | 64,198 | 8,200 | 97,602 | 128,396 | 1996, third | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ finalist UTOC | |

Mark Lowenthal | 169,901 | Regular | 5 | 49,901 | 100,000 | 20,000 | 99,802 | 1988, winner | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ finalist BOTD SuperJ UTOC | |

Justin Bernbach | 165,001 | Regular | 7 | 155,001 | 10,000 | 107,001 | 2010, semis | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ | ||

Buzzy Cohen | 164,603 | Regular | 9 | 164,603 | 101,402 | TBD | 5+ newval | |||

Mark Runsvold | 163,800 | Regular | 4 | 153,800 | 10,000 | 153,800 | 2011, semis | newval allTOC SF+ | ||

Stephanie Jass | 162,570 | Regular | 7 | 147,570 | 10,000 | 5,000 | 98,970 | 2013, semis | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ BOTD | |

Rachael Schwartz | 162,499 | Regular | 4 | 37,499 | 100,000 | 25,000 | 74,998 | 1994, winner | oldval allTOC SF+ finalist BOTD MDM UTOC | |

Arthur Gandolfi | 162,300 | Regular | 4 | 137,300 | 25,000 | 137,300 | 2004, third | newval allTOC SF+ finalist | ||

Tom Cubbage | 161,600 | College | 100,000 | 35,000 | 1989, winner | newval allTOC SF+ finalist BOTD SuperJ UTOC | ||||

Jim Scott | 159,300 | Regular | 5 | 49,300 | 100,000 | 10,000 | 98,600 | 1991, winner | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ finalist BOTD UTOC | |

Sean Ryan | 153,797 | Regular | 6 | 123,797 | 5,000 | 25,000 | 105,798 | 2004, quarters | newval 5+ allTOC UTOC | |

Tom Kavanaugh | 152,602 | Regular | 8 | 142,602 | 5,000 | 5,000 | 94,201 | 2006, quarters | newval 5+ allTOC BOTD | |

Mark Wales | 151,804 | Regular | 5 | 141,804 | 10,000 | 141,804 | 2009, semis | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ | ||

John Beck | 151,099 | Regular | 5 | 117,099 | 5,000 | 29,000 | 117,099 | 2004, quarters | newval 5+ allTOC UTOC | |

Sandie Baker | 150,200 | Regular | 6 | 140,200 | 10,000 | 115,200 | 2014, semis | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ | ||

Cliff Galiher | 150,000 | College | 50,000 | 2007, third | newval allTOC SF+ finalist | |||||

Steve Chernicoff | 146,704 | Regular | 5 | 83,902 | 5,000 | 57,802 | 167,804 | 1994, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ UTOC | |

Hunter Appler | 145,603 | Regular | 6 | 145,603 | 129,002 | TBD | 5+ newval | |||

Jim Stevens | 145,600 | Regular | 6 | 140,600 | 5,000 | 119,001 | 2009, quarters | newval 5+ allTOC | ||

David Traini | 145,502 | Regular | 5 | 54,502 | 16,000 | 75,000 | 109,004 | 1987, second | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ finalist SuperJ UTOC | |

Dave Belote | 144,801 | Regular | 5 | 134,801 | 10,000 | 134,801 | 2010, semis | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ | ||

Justin Sausville | 144,000 | Regular | 6 | 134,000 | 10,000 | 117,201 | 2011, semis | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ | ||

Drew Horwood | 143,100 | Regular | 8 | 138,100 | 5,000 | 79,197 | 2014, quarters | newval 5+ allTOC | ||

Andrew Moore | 142,803 | Regular | 6 | 137,803 | 5,000 | 131,003 | 2014, quarters | newval 5+ allTOC | ||

Brian Moore | 139,202 | Regular | 5 | 62,002 | 5,000 | 72,200 | 124,004 | 1994, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ UTOC | |

Lisa Schlitt | 139,100 | Regular | 6 | 139,100 | 139,100 | TBD | 5+ newval | |||

Buddy Wright | 138,804 | Regular | 4 | 88,804 | 50,000 | 88,804 | 2011, third | newval allTOC SF+ finalist | ||

Tom Kunzen | 138,402 | Regular | 5 | 133,402 | 5,000 | 133,402 | 2011, quarters | newval 5+ allTOC | ||

Dan Feitel | 137,998 | Regular | 5 | 127,998 | 10,000 | 127,998 | 2015, semis | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ | ||

Maria Wenglinsky | 137,300 | Regular | 5 | 122,300 | 10,000 | 5,000 | 122,300 | 2006, semis | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ BOTD | |

Pranjal Vachaspati | 137,088 | Regular | 6 | 137,088 | 121,688 | TBD | 5+ newval | |||

Brennan Bushee | 136,404 | Regular | 5 | 126,404 | 10,000 | 126,404 | 2015, semis | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ | ||

Stefan Goodreau | 134,870 | Regular | 5 | 84,870 | 50,000 | 84,870 | 2010, third | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ finalist | ||

Mehrun Etebari | 133,100 | Regular | 5 | 128,100 | 5,000 | 128,100 | 2007, quarters | newval 5+ allTOC | ||

Terry Linwood | 132,705 | Regular | 5 | 122,705 | 10,000 | 122,705 | 2010, semis | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ | ||

Jerry Frankel | 132,650 | Regular | 5 | 32,650 | 100,000 | 65,300 | 1985, winner | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ finalist | ||

Bob Harris | 132,400 | Regular | 5 | 58,000 | 10,000 | 64,400 | 116,000 | 1998, third | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ finalist BOTD MDM UTOC | |

Paul Glaser | 131,802 | Regular | 5 | 121,802 | 10,000 | 121,802 | 2007, semis | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ | ||

Liz Murphy | 131,302 | Regular | 5 | 121,302 | 10,000 | 121,302 | 2010, semis | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ | ||

Phil Yellman | 130,201 | Regular | 5 | 60,400 | 1,000 | 68,801 | 120,800 | 1992, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC UTOC | |

Andrew Rostan | 129,500 | Regular | 5 | 124,500 | 5,000 | 124,500 | 2007, quarters | newval 5+ allTOC | ||

Robert Slaven | 129,403 | Regular | 5 | 53,202 | 5,000 | 71,201 | 106,404 | 1992, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ 10th UTOC | |

India Cooper | 129,400 | Regular | 5 | 68,400 | 5,000 | 56,000 | 136,800 | 1992, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ BOTD MDM UTOC | |

Cora Peck | 126,803 | Regular | 5 | 116,803 | 10,000 | 116,803 | 2009, semis | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ | ||

Michael Rooney | 125,402 | Regular | 5 | 50,201 | 5,000 | 70,201 | 100,402 | 2000, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ UTOC | |

Bill MacDonald | 125,399 | Regular | 4 | 75,399 | 50,000 | 75,399 | 2006, third | newval allTOC SF+ finalist | ||

Steve Newman | 125,202 | Regular | 5 | 75,502 | 1,000 | 48,700 | 151,004 | 1992, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC UTOC | |

Ben Bishop | 124,800 | Regular | 4 | 114,800 | 10,000 | 114,800 | 2009, semis | newval allTOC SF+ | ||

Craig Westphal | 124,601 | Regular | 5 | 114,601 | 10,000 | 114,601 | 2007, semis | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ | ||

Alan Lin | 123,600 | Regular | 6 | 123,600 | 123,600 | TBD | 5+ newval | |||

Eric Floyd | 122,800 | Regular | 4 | 97,800 | 25,000 | 97,800 | 2003, third | newval allTOC SF+ finalist | ||

Mark Japinga | 122,600 | Regular | 4 | 112,600 | 10,000 | 112,600 | 2014, semis | newval allTOC SF+ | ||

Joel Pool | 121,800 | Regular | 6 | 116,800 | 5,000 | 95,300 | 2013, quarters | newval 5+ allTOC | ||

Jerry Slowik | 121,800 | Regular | 5 | 121,800 | 121,800 | newval 5+ noTOC | ||||

Leah Greenwald | 121,602 | Regular | 5 | 58,802 | 1,000 | 61,800 | 117,604 | 1988, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC SuperJ UTOC | |

Grace Veach | 121,301 | Regular | 5 | 51,601 | 5,000 | 64,700 | 103,202 | 1998, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ UTOC | |

Cathy Lanctot | 121,102 | Regular | 5 | 116,102 | 5,000 | 116,102 | 2007, quarters | newval 5+ allTOC | ||

David Menchaca | 120,503 | Regular | 5 | 115,503 | 5,000 | 115,503 | 2013, quarters | newval 5+ allTOC | ||

Bruce Naegeli | 119,599 | Regular | 5 | 64,200 | 18,799 | 36,600 | 128,400 | 1988, second | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ finalist SuperJ UTOC | |

Lan Djang | 119,200 | Regular | 5 | 51,100 | 5,000 | 63,100 | 102,200 | 2001, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ UTOC | |

Kristin Morgan | 119,002 | Regular | 5 | 69,002 | 50,000 | 69,002 | 2013, third | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ finalist | ||

Scott Renzoni | 117,998 | Regular | 4 | 112,998 | 5,000 | 112,998 | 2004, quarters | newval allTOC | ||

Matt Zielenski | 117,901 | Teen | 5,000 | 70,601 | 1995, semis | newval allTOC SF+ UTOC | ||||

Jay Rhee | 117,203 | Regular | 5 | 107,203 | 10,000 | 107,203 | 2011, semis | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ | ||

Tad Carithers | 116,700 | Regular | 5 | 60,400 | 15,000 | 41,300 | 120,800 | 2001, second | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ finalist UTOC | |

Seth Alcorn | 116,400 | Regular | 3 | 106,400 | 10,000 | 106,400 | 2004, semis | newval allTOC SF+ | ||

David Siegel | 115,800 | Regular | 5 | 86,200 | 24,600 | 5,000 | 172,400 | 1995, second | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ finalist UTOC | |

Christian Haines | 115,000 | Regular | 4 | 105,000 | 10,000 | 105,000 | 2007, semis | newval allTOC SF+ | ||

John Schultz | 114,500 | Regular | 5 | 104,500 | 10,000 | 104,500 | 2015, semis | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ | ||

Paul Kursky | 114,411 | Regular | 5 | 109,411 | 5,000 | 109,411 | 2011, quarters | newval 5+ allTOC | ||

Jeff Spoeri | 114,103 | Regular | 5 | 104,103 | 10,000 | 104,103 | 2007, semis | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ | ||

Joshua Brakhage | 113,205 | Regular | 5 | 103,205 | 10,000 | 103,205 | 2014, semis | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ | ||

Vaughn Winchell | 113,103 | Regular | 5 | 103,103 | 10,000 | 103,103 | 2015, semis | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ | ||

Scott Lord | 113,002 | Regular | 5 | 108,002 | 5,000 | 108,002 | 2015, quarters | newval 5+ allTOC | ||

Steve Unite | 112,605 | Regular | 5 | 107,605 | 5,000 | 107,605 | 2007, quarters | newval 5+ allTOC | ||

Tom Baker | 112,300 | Regular | 3 | 102,300 | 10,000 | 102,300 | 2004, semis | newval allTOC SF+ | ||

Rebecca Rider | 111,600 | Regular | 5 | 101,600 | 10,000 | 101,600 | 2014, semis | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ | ||

Kevin Joyce | 111,299 | Regular | 3 | 111,299 | 111,299 | newval noTOC | ||||

John Krizel | 110,204 | Regular | 4 | 105,204 | 5,000 | 105,204 | 2011, quarters | newval allTOC | ||

Mark Eckard | 110,200 | Regular | 5 | 69,600 | 5,000 | 35,600 | 139,200 | 2001, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ UTOC | |

Terry O'Shea | 110,000 | College | 10,000 | 2014, semis | newval allTOC SF+ | |||||

Erin McLean | 110,000 | College | 10,000 | 2011, semis | newval allTOC SF+ | |||||

Nick Yozamp | 110,000 | College | 10,000 | 2010, semis | newval allTOC SF+ | |||||

Kermin Fleming | 110,000 | College | 5,000 | 5,000 | 2006, quarters | newval allTOC UTOC | ||||

Bev Schwartzberg | 110,000 | Regular | 5 | 65,900 | 19,100 | 25,000 | 131,800 | 1993, second | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ finalist UTOC | |

Justin Vossler | 110,000 | Regular | 5 | 110,000 | 110,000 | TBD | 5+ newval | |||

Jason Richards | 109,200 | Regular | 4 | 99,200 | 10,000 | 99,200 | 2006, semis | newval allTOC SF+ | ||

Kevin Marshall | 108,201 | Regular | 6 | 98,201 | 10,000 | 90,202 | 2006, semis | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ | ||

Jack Feerick | 108,200 | Regular | 3 | 108,200 | 108,200 | newval noTOC | ||||

Dave Leach | 108,054 | Regular | 6 | 98,054 | 10,000 | 78,054 | 2013, semis | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ | ||

Tim Aten | 107,499 | Regular | 7 | 107,499 | 107,499 | TBD | 5+ newval | |||

Tim Kutz | 107,000 | Regular | 4 | 107,000 | 107,000 | TBD | newval | |||

Andrew Haringer | 106,599 | Regular | 5 | 96,599 | 10,000 | 96,599 | 2015, semis | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ | ||

Tom Morris | 105,801 | Regular | 3 | 100,801 | 5,000 | 100,801 | 2009, quarters | newval allTOC | ||

Catherine Hardee | 105,201 | Regular | 4 | 95,201 | 10,000 | 95,201 | 2015, semis | newval allTOC SF+ | ||

Eugene Finerman | 105,102 | Regular | 5 | 57,902 | 11,600 | 35,600 | 115,804 | 1987, third | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ finalist SuperJ UTOC | |

Jennifer Giles | 105,000 | Teacher | 5,000 | 2015, quarters | newval allTOC | |||||

John Pearson | 105,000 | Teacher | 5,000 | 2014, quarters | newval allTOC | |||||

Jim Coury | 105,000 | College | 5,000 | 2014, quarters | newval allTOC | |||||

Patrick Quinn | 105,000 | Teacher | 5,000 | 2013, quarters | newval allTOC | |||||

Monica Thieu | 105,000 | College | 5,000 | 2013, quarters | newval allTOC | |||||

Charles Temple | 105,000 | Teacher | 5,000 | 2011, quarters | newval allTOC | |||||

Joey Beachum | 105,000 | College | 5,000 | 2010, quarters | newval allTOC | |||||

Patrick Tucker | 105,000 | College | 5,000 | 2010, quarters | newval allTOC | |||||

Nico Martinez | 105,000 | College | 5,000 | 2006, quarters | newval allTOC | |||||

Jon Eisenman | 103,902 | Regular | 5 | 103,902 | 103,902 | TBD | 5+ newval | |||

Cindy Stowell | 103,803 | Regular | 6 | 103,803 | 103,803 | TBD | 5+ newval | |||

Michael Rankins | 103,699 | Regular | 5 | 52,098 | 5,000 | 46,601 | 104,196 | 1988, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ SuperJ UTOC | |

Leslie Frates | 103,599 | Regular | 5 | 56,099 | 5,000 | 42,500 | 112,198 | 1991, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ BOTD MDM 10th UTOC | |

Megan Barnes | 103,203 | Regular | 3 | 103,203 | 103,203 | newval noTOC | ||||

Mike Lewis | 102,800 | Regular | 4 | 102,800 | 102,800 | newval noTOC | ||||

Jeff Richmond | 102,602 | Regular | 5 | 58,302 | 1,000 | 43,300 | 116,604 | 1989, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC SuperJ UTOC | |

David Skaar | 102,000 | Regular | 3 | 102,000 | 102,000 | newval noTOC | ||||

Stephen Weingarten | 101,690 | Regular | 4 | 96,690 | 5,000 | 96,690 | 2010, quarters | newval allTOC | ||

Michael Bilow | 101,000 | Regular | 3 | 96,000 | 5,000 | 96,000 | 2015, quarters | newval allTOC | ||

Rick Knutsen | 100,501 | Regular | 5 | 57,300 | 10,000 | 33,201 | 114,600 | 2001, third | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ finalist UTOC | |

Babu Srinivasan | 100,100 | Regular | 5 | 75,100 | 5,000 | 20,000 | 150,200 | 2001, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ BOTD MDM UTOC | |

Jill Bunzendahl Chimka | 100,099 | Regular | 4 | 85,099 | 10,000 | 5,000 | 85,099 | 2003, semis | newval allTOC SF+ BOTD | |

Jason Sterlacci | 100,000 | Teacher | TBD | newval | ||||||

Sam Deutsch | 100,000 | College | TBD | newval | ||||||

Lilly Chin | 100,000 | College | TBD | newval | ||||||

David Clemmons | 100,000 | Teacher | TBD | newval | ||||||

Christopher Short | 99,752 | Regular | 6 | 94,752 | 5,000 | 68,399 | 2011, quarters | newval 5+ allTOC | ||

Jonathan Groff | 99,501 | Regular | 5 | 60,500 | 5,000 | 34,001 | 121,000 | 1995, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ UTOC | |

Erik Nelson | 99,404 | Regular | 4 | 94,404 | 5,000 | 94,404 | 2009, quarters | newval allTOC | ||

Leslie Shannon | 99,300 | Regular | 5 | 64,300 | 5,000 | 30,000 | 128,600 | 1993, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ BOTD MDM | |

Kristin Sausville | 99,201 | Regular | 5 | 94,201 | 5,000 | 94,201 | 2015, quarters | newval 5+ allTOC | ||

Eric Terzuolo | 99,103 | Regular | 5 | 64,302 | 5,000 | 29,801 | 128,604 | 1990, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ UTOC | |

Dave Simpson | 98,901 | Regular | 4 | 88,901 | 10,000 | 88,901 | 2009, semis | newval allTOC SF+ | ||

Ed Schiffer | 98,303 | Regular | 5 | 65,903 | 5,000 | 27,400 | 131,806 | 1993, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ UTOC | |

Shane Whitlock | 98,200 | College | 5,000 | 60,400 | 1996, semis | newval allTOC SF+ BOTD UTOC | ||||

Fred Ramen | 97,200 | Regular | 5 | 48,200 | 5,000 | 44,000 | 96,400 | 1998, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ UTOC | |

Ryan Chaffee | 96,900 | Regular | 4 | 91,900 | 5,000 | 91,900 | 2010, quarters | newval allTOC | ||

Philip Tiu | 96,598 | Regular | 3 | 96,598 | 96,598 | TBD | newval | |||

Regina Robbins | 95,700 | Regular | 4 | 90,700 | 5,000 | 90,700 | 2010, quarters | newval allTOC | ||

Brian Meacham | 95,500 | Regular | 4 | 90,500 | 5,000 | 90,500 | 2011, quarters | newval allTOC | ||

Kerry Breitenbach | 95,400 | Regular | 5 | 90,400 | 5,000 | 90,400 | 2006, quarters | newval 5+ allTOC | ||

Donna Vogel | 95,299 | Regular | 4 | 85,299 | 10,000 | 85,299 | 2009, semis | newval allTOC SF+ | ||

Jason Shore | 95,200 | Regular | 4 | 85,200 | 10,000 | 85,200 | 2013, semis | newval allTOC SF+ | ||

Jason McCune | 95,041 | Regular | 4 | 90,041 | 5,000 | 90,041 | 2003, quarters | newval allTOC | ||

Eddie Timanus | 94,700 | Regular | 5 | 69,700 | 5,000 | 20,000 | 139,400 | 2000, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ BOTD MDM UTOC | |

Anne Boyd | 94,600 | Regular | 4 | 84,600 | 10,000 | 84,600 | 2004, semis | newval allTOC SF+ | ||

Sarah McNitt | 94,398 | Regular | 5 | 89,398 | 5,000 | 89,398 | 2014, quarters | newval 5+ allTOC | ||

Kara Spak | 93,401 | Regular | 5 | 83,401 | 10,000 | 83,401 | 2011, semis | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ | ||

Travis Troyer | 93,100 | Regular | 5 | 83,100 | 10,000 | 83,100 | 2003, semis | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ | ||

Doug Lach | 92,900 | Regular | 5 | 85,400 | 2,500 | 5,000 | 170,800 | 2001, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC UTOC | |

Mark Born | 92,899 | Regular | 5 | 82,899 | 5,000 | 5,000 | 165,798 | 1991, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ UTOC | |

John Kelly | 90,701 | Regular | 5 | 84,701 | 1,000 | 5,000 | 169,402 | 1992, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC UTOC | |

Arthur Phillips | 90,503 | Regular | 5 | 63,003 | 2,500 | 25,000 | 126,006 | 1998, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC UTOC | |

Vinita Kailasanath | 90,000 | College | 10,000 | 30,000 | 2004, semis | newval allTOC SF+ BOTD UTOC | ||||

Carlos Ross | 89,774 | Regular | 3 | 89,774 | 89,774 | newval noTOC | ||||

David Gard | 89,700 | Regular | 4 | 84,700 | 5,000 | 84,700 | 2013, quarters | newval allTOC | ||

Jim Stalley | 89,100 | Regular | 4 | 84,100 | 5,000 | 84,100 | 2004, quarters | newval allTOC | ||

Bruce Borchardt | 88,300 | Regular | 5 | 54,099 | 5,000 | 29,201 | 108,198 | 1995, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ UTOC | |

Matt Kohlstedt | 87,803 | Regular | 5 | 77,803 | 10,000 | 77,803 | 2009, semis | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ | ||

April McManus | 87,801 | Teen | 5,000 | 57,801 | 1992, semis | newval allTOC SF+ UTOC | ||||

Steve Berman | 87,101 | Regular | 5 | 48,800 | 7,500 | 30,801 | 97,600 | 1990, third | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ finalist UTOC | |

Lara Robillard | 87,000 | Regular | 5 | 59,500 | 2,500 | 25,000 | 119,000 | 1999, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC UTOC | |

Bruce Ikawa | 86,699 | Regular | 5 | 80,699 | 1,000 | 5,000 | 161,398 | 1991, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC UTOC | |

Paul Gutowski | 86,603 | Regular | 5 | 51,301 | 2,500 | 32,802 | 102,602 | 1998, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC UTOC | |

Chris Mazurek | 86,597 | Regular | 4 | 76,597 | 10,000 | 76,597 | 2007, semis | newval allTOC SF+ | ||

Sara Heard | 85,601 | Regular | 4 | 85,601 | 85,601 | newval noTOC | ||||

Steve Reynolds | 85,102 | Regular | 4 | 75,102 | 10,000 | 75,102 | 2004, semis | newval allTOC SF+ | ||

Alison Stone Roberg | 85,102 | Regular | 3 | 85,102 | 85,102 | newval noTOC | ||||

Darryl Tahirali | 84,003 | Regular | 3 | 84,003 | 84,003 | newval noTOC | ||||

Ben Tritle | 83,600 | Regular | 5 | 78,600 | 5,000 | 78,600 | 2003, quarters | newval 5+ allTOC | ||

Tom Kelso | 83,402 | Regular | 3 | 83,402 | 83,402 | newval noTOC | ||||

Patrick Macaraeg | 83,002 | Regular | 3 | 83,002 | 83,002 | newval noTOC | ||||

Chris Fleitas | 82,901 | Regular | 2 | 82,901 | 82,901 | newval noTOC | ||||

Bill Pitassy | 82,702 | Regular | 5 | 72,702 | 5,000 | 5,000 | 145,404 | 1994, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ UTOC | |

Todd Giese | 82,403 | Regular | 4 | 82,403 | 82,403 | TBD | newval | |||

Paul Thompson | 82,199 | Regular | 5 | 72,199 | 5,000 | 5,000 | 144,398 | 1995, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ UTOC | |

Kyle Hale | 81,300 | College | 5,000 | 25,000 | 2003, quarters | newval allTOC UTOC | ||||

Nick Swezey | 81,202 | Regular | 3 | 76,202 | 5,000 | 76,202 | 2007, quarters | newval allTOC | ||

David Rozenson | 81,000 | Regular | 3 | 76,000 | 5,000 | 76,000 | 2006, quarters | newval allTOC | ||

Rich Rosenlof | 80,800 | Regular | 3 | 80,800 | 80,800 | newval noTOC | ||||

Melissa Prusi | 80,796 | Regular | 3 | 80,796 | 80,796 | newval noTOC | ||||

Patrick Morrison | 80,701 | Regular | 3 | 80,701 | 80,701 | newval noTOC | ||||

Claudia Perry | 80,303 | Regular | 4 | 45,303 | 5,000 | 30,000 | 90,606 | 1998, semis | oldval allTOC SF+ BOTD MDM | |

Nick Condon | 80,101 | Regular | 3 | 80,101 | 80,101 | newval noTOC | ||||

Michael Braun | 80,000 | Teen | 5,000 | newval noTOC UTOC | ||||||

Jennifer Wu | 80,000 | Teen | 5,000 | newval noTOC UTOC | ||||||

Brian Wangsgard | 79,898 | Regular | 5 | 62,398 | 7,500 | 10,000 | 124,796 | 1989, third | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ finalist SuperJ UTOC | |

Andy Srinivasan | 79,600 | Regular | 4 | 69,600 | 10,000 | 69,600 | 2010, semis | newval allTOC SF+ | ||

Elyse Mancuso | 79,600 | Teen | newval noTOC | |||||||

Ben Sternberg | 79,600 | Regular | 3 | 79,600 | 79,600 | newval noTOC | ||||

Frank Epstein | 79,400 | Regular | 5 | 73,400 | 1,000 | 5,000 | 146,800 | 1992, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC UTOC | |

Matt Caruso | 79,399 | Regular | 3 | 79,399 | 79,399 | newval noTOC | ||||

Kim Worth | 79,000 | Regular | 4 | 64,000 | 15,000 | 128,000 | 1998, second | oldval allTOC SF+ finalist | ||

Amy Fine | 78,803 | Regular | 5 | 72,803 | 1,000 | 5,000 | 145,606 | 1994, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC UTOC | |

Max Levaren | 78,801 | Regular | 4 | 68,801 | 10,000 | 68,801 | 2003, semis | newval allTOC SF+ | ||

Bob Mesko | 78,599 | Regular | 5 | 68,599 | 10,000 | 68,599 | 2006, semis | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ | ||

Kathleen Ellis | 78,501 | Regular | 3 | 78,501 | 78,501 | newval noTOC | ||||

Francis Lansangan | 78,401 | Regular | 3 | 78,401 | 78,401 | newval noTOC | ||||

Richard Kaplan | 78,202 | Regular | 5 | 73,202 | 5,000 | 146,404 | 1992, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ | ||

David Sampugnaro | 78,101 | Regular | 5 | 72,101 | 1,000 | 5,000 | 144,202 | 1996, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC UTOC | |

Mark Brown | 78,094 | Regular | 5 | 68,094 | 10,000 | 68,094 | 2003, semis | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ | ||

Laurie MacDougall | 78,000 | Regular | 3 | 78,000 | 78,000 | TBD | newval | |||

Joe Nguyen | 77,202 | Regular | 3 | 77,202 | 77,202 | TBD | newval | |||

Susan Mitchell | 77,100 | Regular | 4 | 67,100 | 10,000 | 67,100 | 2007, semis | newval allTOC SF+ | ||

Kevin Wilson | 76,998 | Regular | 3 | 76,998 | 76,998 | newval noTOC | ||||

Sara Terrell | 76,799 | Regular | 4 | 71,799 | 5,000 | 71,799 | 2007, quarters | newval allTOC | ||

Pat Healy | 76,604 | Regular | 5 | 66,604 | 5,000 | 5,000 | 133,208 | 1999, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ UTOC | |

Sandra Gore | 76,507 | Regular | 5 | 53,507 | 13,000 | 10,000 | 107,014 | 1988, third | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ finalist SuperJ UTOC | |

Alan Bailey | 76,501 | Regular | 5 | 61,501 | 10,000 | 5,000 | 61,501 | 2003, semis | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ UTOC | |

Deborah Elliott | 76,400 | Regular | 3 | 76,400 | 76,400 | TBD | newval | |||

Lynne Wexler | 76,351 | Regular | 5 | 70,351 | 1,000 | 5,000 | 140,702 | 1991, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC UTOC | |

Adam Holquist | 76,299 | Regular | 3 | 76,299 | 76,299 | newval noTOC | ||||

Jon Groubert | 76,191 | Regular | 3 | 76,191 | 76,191 | TBD | newval | |||

Larry Cloud | 76,100 | Regular | 5 | 66,100 | 5,000 | 5,000 | 132,200 | 2001, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ UTOC | |

Carl Brandt | 75,799 | Regular | 4 | 70,799 | 5,000 | 70,799 | 2009, quarters | newval allTOC | ||

Sara Garnett | 75,403 | Regular | 3 | 75,403 | 75,403 | newval noTOC | ||||

Lisa Klink | 75,150 | Regular | 5 | 70,150 | 5,000 | 70,150 | 2009, quarters | newval 5+ allTOC | ||

Jeremy Bate | 75,000 | Regular | 5 | 55,000 | 15,000 | 5,000 | 110,000 | 2000, second | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ finalist UTOC | |

Rachel Rothenberg | 75,000 | Teen | newval noTOC | |||||||

Leonard Cooper | 75,000 | Teen | newval noTOC | |||||||

Anurag Kashyap | 75,000 | Teen | newval noTOC | |||||||

Papa Chakravarthy | 75,000 | Teen | newval noTOC | |||||||

Meryl Federman | 75,000 | Teen | newval noTOC | |||||||

Raynell Cooper | 75,000 | Teen | newval noTOC | |||||||

Rachel Horn | 75,000 | Teen | newval noTOC | |||||||

David Walter | 75,000 | Teen | newval noTOC | |||||||

Jeff Xie | 75,000 | Teen | newval noTOC | |||||||

Sharath Narayan | 75,000 | Teen | TBD | newval | ||||||

Dennis Donohue | 74,298 | Regular | 5 | 64,298 | 5,000 | 5,000 | 128,596 | 1993, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ UTOC | |

Ashok Poozhikunnel | 74,098 | Regular | 4 | 69,098 | 5,000 | 69,098 | 2013, quarters | newval allTOC | ||

Julie Dunlevy | 73,800 | Regular | 3 | 73,800 | 73,800 | newval noTOC | ||||

Christine Valada | 73,703 | Regular | 4 | 68,703 | 5,000 | 68,703 | 2010, quarters | newval allTOC | ||

Rani Peffer | 73,701 | Regular | 5 | 68,701 | 5,000 | 68,701 | 2014, quarters | newval 5+ allTOC | ||

Jeff Goldfarb | 73,600 | Regular | 2 | 73,600 | 73,600 | newval noTOC | ||||

Bruce Simmons | 73,599 | Regular | 4 | 63,599 | 10,000 | 127,198 | 1992, second | oldval allTOC SF+ finalist | ||

Isaac Segal | 73,300 | Regular | 4 | 56,700 | 16,600 | 113,400 | 1995, third | oldval allTOC SF+ finalist | ||

Jean Grewe | 72,801 | Regular | 5 | 62,801 | 5,000 | 5,000 | 125,602 | 1994, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ UTOC | |

Bill Sloan | 72,800 | Regular | 5 | 62,800 | 5,000 | 5,000 | 125,600 | 1996, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ UTOC | |

Sara Wilkinson | 72,701 | Regular | 3 | 72,701 | 72,701 | newval noTOC | ||||

Rob Liguori | 72,601 | Regular | 4 | 72,601 | 72,601 | TBD | newval | |||

Mark Lee | 72,500 | Regular | 4 | 67,500 | 5,000 | 67,500 | 2003, quarters | newval allTOC | ||

Roy Holliday | 72,200 | Regular | 5 | 57,200 | 5,000 | 10,000 | 114,400 | 1988, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ 10th UTOC | |

Sam Ott | 72,102 | Regular | 4 | 67,102 | 5,000 | 67,102 | 2004, quarters | newval allTOC | ||

Paul Wampler | 72,002 | Regular | 4 | 72,002 | 72,002 | newval noTOC | ||||

Dan McShane | 72,001 | Regular | 4 | 62,001 | 10,000 | 62,001 | 2013, semis | newval allTOC SF+ | ||

Doug Dorst | 71,802 | Regular | 3 | 66,802 | 5,000 | 66,802 | 2006, quarters | newval allTOC | ||

John Ryan | 71,800 | Regular | 5 | 61,800 | 5,000 | 5,000 | 123,600 | 1987, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ UTOC | |

Jackie Harrison | 71,602 | Regular | 4 | 66,602 | 5,000 | 66,602 | 2003, quarters | newval allTOC | ||

Sean Anderson | 71,600 | Regular | 3 | 71,600 | 71,600 | newval noTOC | ||||

Diane Siegel | 71,479 | Regular | 5 | 65,479 | 1,000 | 5,000 | 130,958 | 1993, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC UTOC | |

Larry McKnight | 70,901 | Regular | 5 | 60,901 | 10,000 | 121,802 | 1990, second | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ finalist | ||

Chris Ward | 70,801 | Regular | 5 | 63,301 | 2,500 | 5,000 | 126,602 | 1999, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC UTOC | |

Linda Percy | 70,401 | Regular | 3 | 70,401 | 70,401 | newval noTOC | ||||

Jerry Harvey | 70,002 | Regular | 2 | 70,002 | 70,002 | newval noTOC | ||||

Milt Hathaway | 70,002 | Regular | 2 | 70,002 | 70,002 | newval noTOC | ||||

Elliot Yates | 70,000 | Regular | 4 | 65,000 | 5,000 | 65,000 | 2015, quarters | newval allTOC | ||

Kate Waits | 69,804 | Regular | 4 | 49,804 | 5,000 | 15,000 | 99,608 | 1988, semis | oldval allTOC SF+ MDM SuperJ | |

Trevor Norris | 69,604 | Regular | 5 | 54,604 | 10,000 | 5,000 | 109,208 | 2003, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ UTOC | |

Tom Halpern | 69,602 | Regular | 5 | 63,602 | 1,000 | 5,000 | 127,204 | 1991, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC UTOC | |

Steve Robin | 69,501 | Regular | 5 | 51,901 | 12,600 | 5,000 | 103,802 | 1991, second | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ finalist UTOC | |

Fred Beukema | 69,401 | Regular | 3 | 69,401 | 69,401 | newval noTOC | ||||

Grant McSheffrey | 69,201 | Regular | 3 | 69,201 | 69,201 | TBD | newval | |||

Dan Smith | 69,200 | Regular | 3 | 69,200 | 69,200 | newval noTOC | ||||

Van Lane | 69,128 | Regular | 3 | 69,128 | 69,128 | newval noTOC | ||||

Bernie Cullen | 69,102 | Regular | 5 | 63,102 | 1,000 | 5,000 | 126,204 | 1996, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC UTOC | |

Bryan Johnson | 68,803 | Regular | 3 | 68,803 | 68,803 | newval noTOC | ||||

Eric Barela | 68,802 | Regular | 3 | 68,802 | 68,802 | newval noTOC | ||||

Vito Cortese | 68,485 | Regular | 3 | 68,485 | 68,485 | newval noTOC | ||||

Jennifer Gotcher | 68,401 | Regular | 2 | 68,401 | 68,401 | newval noTOC | ||||

Walt Senterfitt | 68,101 | Regular | 4 | 63,101 | 5,000 | 126,202 | 1993, semis | oldval allTOC SF+ | ||

Aaron Thompson | 67,899 | Regular | 3 | 57,899 | 10,000 | 57,899 | 2006, semis | newval allTOC SF+ | ||

Susan Cole | 67,800 | Regular | 3 | 67,800 | 67,800 | TBD | newval | |||

Brad Plovan | 67,402 | Regular | 5 | 61,402 | 1,000 | 5,000 | 122,804 | 1996, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC UTOC | |

Rick Kent | 67,202 | Regular | 3 | 67,202 | 67,202 | newval noTOC | ||||

Skyler Hornback | 66,600 | Kid | newval noTOC | |||||||

Morgan Saxby | 66,401 | Regular | 3 | 66,401 | 66,401 | newval noTOC | ||||

Jonathan Jacobs | 66,200 | Regular | 4 | 61,200 | 5,000 | 122,400 | 1991, semis | oldval allTOC SF+ | ||

Paul Boymel | 66,200 | Regular | 5 | 56,200 | 5,000 | 5,000 | 112,400 | 1985, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ UTOC | |

Salvo Candela | 66,195 | Regular | 3 | 66,195 | 66,195 | newval noTOC | ||||

Jesse Cuevas | 65,981 | Regular | 3 | 65,981 | 65,981 | newval noTOC | ||||

Al Davis | 65,800 | Regular | 3 | 65,800 | 65,800 | newval noTOC | ||||

Wes Ulm | 65,701 | Regular | 4 | 63,201 | 2,500 | 126,402 | 1998, quarters | oldval allTOC | ||

Fred Vaughn | 65,700 | Regular | 4 | 65,700 | 65,700 | TBD | newval | |||

Steven Popper | 65,600 | Regular | 5 | 55,600 | 5,000 | 5,000 | 111,200 | 1988, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ UTOC | |

Matt Neville | 65,400 | Regular | 3 | 65,400 | 65,400 | newval noTOC | ||||

Dan Sander | 65,202 | Regular | 3 | 65,202 | 65,202 | newval noTOC | ||||

Al Lin | 64,903 | Regular | 5 | 58,903 | 1,000 | 5,000 | 117,806 | 1993, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC UTOC | |

Paul Nelson | 64,900 | Regular | 5 | 54,900 | 10,000 | 54,900 | 2013, semis | newval 5+ allTOC SF+ | ||

Dorothy Farrell | 64,401 | Regular | 3 | 64,401 | 64,401 | newval noTOC | ||||

Erik Larsen | 64,400 | Regular | 5 | 54,400 | 5,000 | 5,000 | 108,800 | 1990, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ UTOC | |

Kathy Cassity | 64,200 | Regular | 4 | 59,200 | 5,000 | 59,200 | 2003, quarters | newval allTOC | ||

Marty Scott | 64,002 | Regular | 3 | 64,002 | 64,002 | newval noTOC | ||||

Beverly Spurs | 64,001 | Regular | 4 | 59,001 | 5,000 | 118,002 | 1996, semis | oldval allTOC SF+ | ||

Dave Willis | 64,001 | Regular | 5 | 58,001 | 1,000 | 5,000 | 116,002 | 1992, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC UTOC | |

Tom Nichols | 63,680 | Regular | 5 | 57,680 | 1,000 | 5,000 | 115,360 | 1994, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC UTOC | |

Andrew Garen | 63,600 | Regular | 5 | 56,100 | 2,500 | 5,000 | 112,200 | 2001, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC UTOC | |

Damian Henri | 63,600 | Regular | 2 | 63,600 | 63,600 | newval noTOC | ||||

Harris Stetman | 63,500 | Regular | 3 | 63,500 | 63,500 | TBD | newval | |||

Harris Stutman | 63,500 | Regular | 3 | 63,500 | 63,500 | TBD | newval | |||

Matt Handel | 63,401 | Regular | 3 | 63,401 | 126,802 | oldval noTOC | ||||

Alex Maggio | 63,401 | Regular | 3 | 63,401 | 63,401 | TBD | newval | |||

Tanya Obreiter | 63,210 | Regular | 2 | 63,210 | 63,210 | TBD | newval | |||

Bob Fleenor | 63,200 | Regular | 5 | 55,700 | 2,500 | 5,000 | 111,400 | 2001, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC UTOC | |

Darren Harris-Fain | 63,000 | Regular | 3 | 63,000 | 63,000 | newval noTOC | ||||

Jim Davis | 62,802 | Regular | 2 | 62,802 | 62,802 | newval noTOC | ||||

Scott Ylinen | 62,705 | Regular | 3 | 62,705 | 62,705 | newval noTOC | ||||

Kelly Bayles | 62,700 | Regular | 3 | 62,700 | 62,700 | TBD | newval | |||

Lois Kurowski | 62,500 | Regular | 4 | 57,500 | 5,000 | 115,000 | 1991, semis | oldval allTOC SF+ | ||

William Lee | 62,500 | Regular | 2 | 62,500 | 62,500 | newval noTOC | ||||

Lisa Evans | 62,402 | Regular | 2 | 62,402 | 62,402 | TBD | newval | |||

Justin Bender | 62,401 | Regular | 4 | 62,401 | 62,401 | TBD | newval | |||

Lee Lassiter | 62,099 | Regular | 5 | 54,599 | 2,500 | 5,000 | 109,198 | 2000, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC UTOC | |

John Skelton | 62,000 | Regular | 3 | 57,000 | 5,000 | 114,000 | 1999, semis | oldval allTOC SF+ | ||

Michael Arnone | 61,999 | Regular | 5 | 54,499 | 2,500 | 5,000 | 108,998 | 2001, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC UTOC | |

David Bagley | 61,900 | Regular | 4 | 56,900 | 5,000 | 113,800 | 1999, semis | oldval allTOC SF+ | ||

Ryan Friedman | 61,700 | Regular | 3 | 61,700 | 61,700 | newval noTOC | ||||

Matt DeTura | 61,601 | Regular | 3 | 61,601 | 61,601 | newval noTOC | ||||

Matt Samberg | 61,402 | Regular | 3 | 61,402 | 61,402 | newval noTOC | ||||

Lance Johnson | 61,301 | Regular | 5 | 51,301 | 5,000 | 5,000 | 102,602 | 1999, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ UTOC | |

Kendra Anspaugh | 61,300 | Regular | 2 | 61,300 | 61,300 | newval noTOC | ||||

Rich Lerner | 61,290 | Regular | 4 | 40,790 | 15,500 | 5,000 | 81,580 | 1989, second | oldval allTOC SF+ finalist SuperJ | |

Sara Cox | 61,201 | Regular | 4 | 60,201 | 1,000 | 120,402 | 1991, quarters | oldval allTOC | ||

John LeDonne | 61,200 | Regular | 5 | 55,200 | 1,000 | 5,000 | 110,400 | 1991, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC UTOC | |

Kurt Bray | 61,100 | Regular | 5 | 51,100 | 5,000 | 5,000 | 102,200 | 1994, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ UTOC | |

Mary Hirschfeld | 61,004 | Regular | 4 | 56,004 | 5,000 | 112,008 | 1996, semis | oldval allTOC SF+ | ||

Doug Molitor | 61,001 | Regular | 4 | 51,001 | 5,000 | 5,000 | 102,002 | 1987, semis | oldval allTOC SF+ 10th | |

Scott Weiss | 61,001 | Regular | 3 | 61,001 | 61,001 | newval noTOC | ||||

Joe Leibrandt | 61,001 | Regular | 3 | 61,001 | 61,001 | newval noTOC | ||||

Alexander Persaud | 61,000 | Regular | 3 | 61,000 | 61,000 | newval noTOC | ||||

Deborah Fitzgerald | 60,901 | Regular | 4 | 55,901 | 5,000 | 55,901 | 2009, quarters | newval allTOC | ||

Neal Pollack | 60,798 | Regular | 3 | 60,798 | 60,798 | newval noTOC | ||||

Andy Baggarly | 60,402 | Regular | 3 | 60,402 | 60,402 | newval noTOC | ||||

Kris Hamilton | 60,301 | Regular | 3 | 60,301 | 60,301 | newval noTOC | ||||

Jamey Kirby | 60,265 | Regular | 3 | 60,265 | 60,265 | newval noTOC | ||||

John Anneken | 60,112 | Regular | 3 | 60,112 | 60,112 | newval noTOC | ||||

Lyn Payne | 60,002 | Regular | 4 | 55,002 | 5,000 | 110,004 | 1998, semis | oldval allTOC SF+ | ||

Keith Williams | 60,000 | College | 5,000 | 5,000 | 2004, quarters | newval allTOC UTOC | ||||

Sri Narayanan | 60,000 | Regular | 2 | 60,000 | 60,000 | newval noTOC | ||||

Warren Usui | 59,990 | Regular | 3 | 59,990 | 59,990 | newval noTOC | ||||

Jennifer Broders | 59,801 | Regular | 2 | 59,801 | 59,801 | newval noTOC | ||||

Jason Parker | 59,800 | Regular | 4 | 59,800 | 119,600 | oldval noTOC | ||||

Rich Hastings | 59,800 | Regular | 2 | 59,800 | 59,800 | newval noTOC | ||||

Jay Rosenberg | 59,600 | Regular | 5 | 49,600 | 5,000 | 5,000 | 99,200 | 1986, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ UTOC | |

Michael Day | 59,500 | Regular | 5 | 53,500 | 1,000 | 5,000 | 107,000 | 1985, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC UTOC | |

Kathy Wright | 59,198 | Regular | 2 | 59,198 | 59,198 | newval noTOC | ||||

Shad Small | 59,101 | Regular | 3 | 59,101 | 59,101 | newval noTOC | ||||

Dennis Golin | 59,099 | Regular | 2 | 59,099 | 59,099 | newval noTOC | ||||

Jack Archey | 58,802 | Regular | 5 | 51,302 | 2,500 | 5,000 | 102,604 | 2000, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC UTOC | |

Steve Belding | 58,801 | Regular | 3 | 58,801 | 58,801 | TBD | newval | |||

Elaine Zollner | 58,800 | Regular | 5 | 52,800 | 1,000 | 5,000 | 105,600 | 1990, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC UTOC | |

Josh Vincent | 58,800 | Regular | 4 | 58,800 | 117,600 | oldval noTOC | ||||

Boomie Aglietti | 58,799 | Regular | 2 | 58,799 | 58,799 | newval noTOC | ||||

Gabor Vari | 58,402 | Regular | 2 | 58,402 | 58,402 | newval noTOC | ||||

Todd Covert | 58,402 | Regular | 2 | 58,402 | 58,402 | newval noTOC | ||||

Bill Dickenson | 58,401 | Regular | 5 | 48,401 | 5,000 | 5,000 | 96,802 | 1996, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ UTOC | |

Jim McMurtry | 58,401 | Regular | 2 | 58,401 | 58,401 | newval noTOC | ||||

Kevin Keach | 58,203 | Regular | 5 | 50,703 | 2,500 | 5,000 | 101,406 | 2001, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC UTOC | |

Dan Jensen | 58,203 | Regular | 3 | 58,203 | 58,203 | newval noTOC | ||||

Barbara-Anne Eddy | 58,000 | Regular | 5 | 52,000 | 1,000 | 5,000 | 104,000 | 1988, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC UTOC | |

Janet Bradlow | 58,000 | Regular | 3 | 58,000 | 58,000 | newval noTOC | ||||

Linda Schildkraut | 57,802 | Regular | 2 | 57,802 | 57,802 | newval noTOC | ||||

Kirby Burnett | 57,800 | Regular | 2 | 57,800 | 57,800 | newval noTOC | ||||

Bruce Fauman | 57,797 | Regular | 5 | 43,398 | 9,399 | 5,000 | 86,796 | 1985, second | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ finalist SuperJ | |

Michelle Clum | 57,700 | Regular | 5 | 50,200 | 2,500 | 5,000 | 100,400 | 2001, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC UTOC | |

Natalie Lips | 57,601 | Regular | 3 | 57,601 | 57,601 | newval noTOC | ||||

Janet Wong | 57,500 | College | 2,500 | 5,000 | 2000, quarters | newval allTOC UTOC | ||||

Ron Black | 57,401 | Regular | 5 | 47,401 | 5,000 | 5,000 | 94,802 | 1985, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ SuperJ | |

Scott Gillispie | 57,400 | College | 5,000 | 25,000 | 1991, semis | newval allTOC SF+ UTOC | ||||

Kristina Caffrey | 57,400 | Regular | 3 | 57,400 | 57,400 | newval noTOC | ||||

Nathaniel Barnes | 57,300 | Regular | 3 | 57,300 | 57,300 | newval noTOC | ||||

Helen Juvonen | 57,202 | Regular | 2 | 57,202 | 57,202 | newval noTOC | ||||

Chris Zane | 57,201 | Regular | 3 | 57,201 | 57,201 | newval noTOC | ||||

Richard Neale | 57,000 | Regular | 4 | 56,000 | 1,000 | 112,000 | 1990, quarters | oldval allTOC | ||

Jennifer Blanton | 57,000 | Regular | 3 | 57,000 | 57,000 | newval noTOC | ||||

David Venderbush | 56,800 | Regular | 5 | 50,800 | 1,000 | 5,000 | 101,600 | 1994, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC UTOC | |

Alistair Bell | 56,800 | Regular | 3 | 56,800 | 56,800 | newval noTOC | ||||

Ryan Alley | 56,800 | Regular | 3 | 56,800 | 56,800 | newval noTOC | ||||

Choyon Manjrekar | 56,700 | Regular | 3 | 56,700 | 56,700 | newval noTOC | ||||

Nina Ginocchio | 56,700 | Regular | 3 | 56,700 | 56,700 | newval noTOC | ||||

Mark Pestronk | 56,698 | Regular | 4 | 51,698 | 5,000 | 103,396 | 1991, semis | oldval allTOC SF+ | ||

James (Bud) Humphrey | 56,599 | Regular | 3 | 56,599 | 56,599 | newval noTOC | ||||

John Genova | 56,595 | Regular | 5 | 50,595 | 1,000 | 5,000 | 101,190 | 1985, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC UTOC | |

Jared Thompson | 56,501 | Regular | 2 | 56,501 | 56,501 | newval noTOC | ||||

George McAleese | 56,402 | Regular | 2 | 56,402 | 56,402 | newval noTOC | ||||

Harvey Becker | 56,400 | Regular | 4 | 55,400 | 1,000 | 110,800 | 1986, quarters | oldval allTOC | ||

Kay Reimann | 56,201 | Regular | 2 | 56,201 | 56,201 | newval noTOC | ||||

Sam Scovill | 56,201 | Regular | 3 | 56,201 | 56,201 | TBD | newval | |||

Patrick Fernan | 56,200 | Regular | 3 | 56,200 | 56,200 | newval noTOC | ||||

Aaron Cappocchi | 56,101 | Regular | 2 | 56,101 | 56,101 | newval noTOC | ||||

Walter Mayes | 56,003 | Regular | 4 | 56,003 | 112,006 | oldval noTOC | ||||

A.J. Motley | 56,002 | Regular | 2 | 56,002 | 56,002 | newval noTOC | ||||

Tim Anderson | 56,001 | Regular | 3 | 56,001 | 56,001 | newval noTOC | ||||

Susannah Jacobson | 56,001 | Regular | 2 | 56,001 | 56,001 | newval noTOC | ||||

Frank Amanat | 55,900 | Regular | 3 | 55,900 | 55,900 | newval noTOC | ||||

Balaji Narain | 55,799 | Regular | 2 | 55,799 | 55,799 | newval noTOC | ||||

Geoff Moore | 55,201 | Regular | 2 | 55,201 | 55,201 | newval noTOC | ||||

Steve Fried | 55,200 | Regular | 5 | 45,200 | 10,000 | 90,400 | 2000, third | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ finalist | ||

Paul Rouffa | 55,100 | Regular | 5 | 46,100 | 4,000 | 5,000 | 92,200 | 1986, second | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ finalist SuperJ | |

Paula Menasche | 55,100 | Regular | 3 | 55,100 | 55,100 | newval noTOC | ||||

Bernard Holloway | 55,000 | Teen | 5,000 | newval noTOC UTOC | ||||||

Lisa Bloomberg | 55,000 | Regular | 2 | 55,000 | 55,000 | newval noTOC | ||||

Graham Gilmer | 55,000 | Teen | 5,000 | newval noTOC UTOC | ||||||

John Zhang | 55,000 | Teen | 5,000 | newval noTOC UTOC | ||||||

Jason Kaczor | 55,000 | Regular | 3 | 55,000 | 55,000 | newval noTOC | ||||

David Bradley | 55,000 | Regular | 2 | 55,000 | 55,000 | TBD | newval | |||

David Hillinck | 54,901 | Regular | 4 | 47,401 | 7,500 | 94,802 | 1994, third | oldval allTOC SF+ finalist | ||

Dan Katz | 54,803 | Regular | 5 | 48,803 | 1,000 | 5,000 | 97,606 | 1990, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC UTOC | |

Ben Bass | 54,801 | Regular | 3 | 54,801 | 54,801 | newval noTOC | ||||

Ragavan Ramsubramani | 54,603 | Regular | 3 | 54,603 | 54,603 | TBD | newval | |||

Bruce Lin | 54,599 | Regular | 3 | 54,599 | 54,599 | newval noTOC | ||||

Stephanie Fontaine | 54,500 | Regular | 3 | 54,500 | 54,500 | newval noTOC | ||||

Tracy Bond Bird | 54,100 | Regular | 2 | 54,100 | 54,100 | newval noTOC | ||||

Matt Douma | 54,100 | Regular | 2 | 54,100 | 54,100 | newval noTOC | ||||

Erin Delaney | 53,999 | Regular | 2 | 53,999 | 53,999 | TBD | newval | |||

Seth Davis | 53,801 | Regular | 4 | 53,801 | 107,602 | oldval noTOC | ||||

Susan Jann | 53,800 | Regular | 3 | 53,800 | 53,800 | newval noTOC | ||||

Fred Frank | 53,699 | Regular | 4 | 52,699 | 1,000 | 105,398 | 1994, quarters | oldval allTOC | ||

Jericho Saria | 53,602 | Regular | 2 | 53,602 | 53,602 | newval noTOC | ||||

Jason George | 53,600 | Regular | 2 | 53,600 | 53,600 | TBD | newval | |||

Bob Scarpone | 53,401 | Regular | 5 | 42,401 | 11,000 | 84,802 | 1996, second | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ finalist | ||

Yael Sofaer | 53,401 | Regular | 4 | 47,401 | 1,000 | 5,000 | 94,802 | 1989, quarters | oldval allTOC SuperJ | |

Bill Alston | 53,400 | Regular | 2 | 53,400 | 53,400 | newval noTOC | ||||

Erin Zwiener | 53,399 | Regular | 3 | 53,399 | 53,399 | newval noTOC | ||||

Elise Beraru | 53,350 | Regular | 5 | 47,350 | 1,000 | 5,000 | 94,700 | 1985, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC SuperJ | |

Molly Lalonde | 53,300 | Regular | 4 | 53,300 | 53,300 | newval noTOC | ||||

Laura McElfresh | 53,202 | Regular | 2 | 53,202 | 53,202 | newval noTOC | ||||

Nanette Wargo | 53,030 | Regular | 3 | 53,030 | 53,030 | newval noTOC | ||||

Rebecca Dixon | 53,002 | Regular | 2 | 53,002 | 53,002 | newval noTOC | ||||

Chris Becker | 52,999 | Regular | 3 | 52,999 | 52,999 | TBD | newval | |||

Mark McDermott | 52,880 | Regular | 5 | 42,880 | 5,000 | 5,000 | 85,760 | 1989, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ 10th | |

David Seminer | 52,601 | Regular | 2 | 52,601 | 52,601 | newval noTOC | ||||

Ashley Wilson | 52,402 | Regular | 2 | 52,402 | 52,402 | TBD | newval | |||

Sarah Fremgen | 52,400 | Regular | 2 | 52,400 | 52,400 | newval noTOC | ||||

Margaret Meehan | 52,000 | Regular | 2 | 52,000 | 52,000 | newval noTOC | ||||

Anthony Fox | 51,998 | Regular | 4 | 51,998 | 51,998 | newval noTOC | ||||

Stephen Lebowitz | 51,900 | Regular | 4 | 50,900 | 1,000 | 101,800 | 1988, quarters | oldval allTOC | ||

Rachel Winer | 51,801 | Regular | 2 | 51,801 | 51,801 | newval noTOC | ||||

Adam Marshall | 51,800 | Regular | 2 | 51,800 | 51,800 | newval noTOC | ||||

Keith Walker | 51,700 | Regular | 5 | 40,700 | 1,000 | 10,000 | 81,400 | 1987, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC SuperJ | |

Joel Sacks | 51,652 | Regular | 4 | 50,652 | 1,000 | 101,304 | 1989, quarters | oldval allTOC | ||

Stuart Anderson | 51,601 | Regular | 3 | 51,601 | 51,601 | newval noTOC | ||||

Linda Roberts | 51,404 | Regular | 4 | 50,404 | 1,000 | 100,808 | 1995, quarters | oldval allTOC | ||

Beau Henson | 51,203 | Regular | 3 | 51,203 | 51,203 | newval noTOC | ||||

Katie Proctor | 51,201 | Regular | 2 | 51,201 | 51,201 | newval noTOC | ||||

Annie Marggraf | 51,200 | Regular | 2 | 51,200 | 51,200 | TBD | newval | |||

Tom Witek | 51,001 | Regular | 2 | 51,001 | 51,001 | newval noTOC | ||||

Amy Nienaber | 51,000 | Regular | 2 | 51,000 | 51,000 | newval noTOC | ||||

Lauren Girard | 51,000 | Regular | 2 | 51,000 | 51,000 | newval noTOC | ||||

Paula Massengale | 50,901 | Regular | 4 | 50,901 | 101,802 | oldval noTOC | ||||

Jack Rosenzweig | 50,801 | Regular | 2 | 50,801 | 50,801 | newval noTOC | ||||

Jeff Stewart | 50,800 | College | 20,800 | 5,000 | 1994, second | newval allTOC SF+ finalist UTOC | ||||

Tricia McKinney | 50,800 | Regular | 3 | 50,800 | 50,800 | newval noTOC | ||||

Bill Cossen | 50,602 | Regular | 3 | 50,602 | 50,602 | newval noTOC | ||||

Lani Gonzalez | 50,600 | Regular | 3 | 50,600 | 50,600 | TBD | newval | |||

Tom LaPorta | 50,501 | Regular | 3 | 50,501 | 50,501 | newval noTOC | ||||

Alyssa McRae | 50,402 | Regular | 3 | 50,402 | 50,402 | newval noTOC | ||||

Ron Trigueiro | 50,401 | Regular | 4 | 49,401 | 1,000 | 98,802 | 1988, quarters | oldval allTOC | ||

Eric Vernon | 50,400 | Regular | 2 | 50,400 | 50,400 | TBD | newval | |||

Richard Cordray | 50,303 | Regular | 5 | 40,303 | 5,000 | 5,000 | 80,606 | 1987, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ BOTD | |

Richard Perez-Pena | 50,300 | Regular | 5 | 40,300 | 5,000 | 5,000 | 80,600 | 1988, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ SuperJ | |

Gavin Borchert | 50,200 | Regular | 3 | 50,200 | 50,200 | TBD | newval | |||

Rachel Liptak | 50,002 | Regular | 2 | 50,002 | 50,002 | newval noTOC | ||||

Myron Meyer | 50,000 | Regular | 1 | 50,000 | 50,000 | newval noTOC | ||||

Lionel Goldbart | 49,997 | Regular | 4 | 34,997 | 5,000 | 10,000 | 69,994 | 1986, semis | oldval allTOC SF+ 10th SuperJ | |

Bruce Cox | 49,900 | Regular | 4 | 44,900 | 5,000 | 89,800 | 1989, semis | oldval allTOC SF+ | ||

Gordon Wean | 49,895 | Regular | 4 | 44,895 | 5,000 | 89,790 | 1995, semis | oldval allTOC SF+ | ||

Peter Scott | 49,803 | Regular | 4 | 44,803 | 5,000 | 89,606 | 1998, semis | oldval allTOC SF+ | ||

J.J. Todor | 49,621 | Regular | 5 | 29,021 | 20,600 | 58,042 | 1999, second | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ finalist | ||

Jeff Bandman | 49,501 | Regular | 5 | 44,501 | 5,000 | 89,002 | 1990, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ | ||

Mike Blumenfeld | 49,400 | Regular | 5 | 44,400 | 5,000 | 88,800 | 2000, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ | ||

Cathy Boggs | 49,200 | Regular | 5 | 43,200 | 1,000 | 5,000 | 86,400 | 1989, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC SuperJ | |

Andrew Maly | 49,100 | Regular | 5 | 44,100 | 5,000 | 88,200 | 1999, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ | ||

Kirk Ditzler | 48,801 | Regular | 5 | 43,801 | 5,000 | 87,602 | 1992, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ | ||

Keith Bell | 47,952 | Regular | 5 | 41,952 | 1,000 | 5,000 | 83,904 | 1987, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC SuperJ | |

Barbara Walker | 47,100 | Regular | 4 | 46,100 | 1,000 | 92,200 | 1996, quarters | oldval allTOC | ||

Peggi Malys | 46,800 | Regular | 4 | 36,800 | 5,000 | 5,000 | 73,600 | 1989, semis | oldval allTOC SF+ SuperJ | |

John Podhoretz | 46,600 | Regular | 5 | 45,600 | 1,000 | 91,200 | 1987, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC | ||

Steve Rogitz | 46,499 | Regular | 5 | 31,399 | 5,100 | 10,000 | 62,798 | 1985, third | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ finalist 10th SuperJ | |

Roger Storm | 46,200 | Regular | 4 | 31,200 | 5,000 | 10,000 | 62,400 | 1987, semis | oldval allTOC SF+ SuperJ | |

Beryl Arbit | 46,001 | Regular | 4 | 41,001 | 5,000 | 82,002 | 1986, semis | oldval allTOC SF+ | ||

John McKeon | 45,901 | Regular | 4 | 44,901 | 1,000 | 89,802 | 1995, quarters | oldval allTOC | ||

Terry Currin | 45,598 | Regular | 5 | 40,598 | 5,000 | 81,196 | 2000, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ | ||

Helen Petroff | 45,500 | Regular | 5 | 43,000 | 2,500 | 86,000 | 2000, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC | ||

Cigus Vanni | 45,400 | Regular | 5 | 40,400 | 5,000 | 80,800 | 1989, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ | ||

James Arey | 45,302 | Regular | 5 | 42,802 | 2,500 | 85,604 | 1999, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC | ||

Jim Vercolen | 45,200 | Regular | 4 | 40,200 | 5,000 | 80,400 | 1995, semis | oldval allTOC SF+ | ||

Ryan Moore | 44,800 | Regular | 5 | 39,800 | 5,000 | 79,600 | 2001, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ | ||

Pam Mifflin | 44,800 | Regular | 3 | 42,300 | 2,500 | 84,600 | 1998, quarters | oldval allTOC | ||

Mark Leinwand | 44,700 | Regular | 4 | 43,700 | 1,000 | 87,400 | 1986, quarters | oldval allTOC | ||

Liz Caccese | 44,500 | Regular | 5 | 34,500 | 5,000 | 5,000 | 69,000 | 1985, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ SuperJ | |

Len Krisak | 44,399 | Regular | 4 | 43,399 | 1,000 | 86,798 | 1995, quarters | oldval allTOC | ||

Marvin Shinkman | 44,203 | Regular | 4 | 39,203 | 5,000 | 78,406 | 1986, third | oldval allTOC SF+ finalist | ||

Ric Moser | 44,200 | Regular | 5 | 39,200 | 5,000 | 78,400 | 1985, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ | ||

Debby Arnold | 44,103 | Regular | 4 | 43,103 | 1,000 | 86,206 | 1993, quarters | oldval allTOC | ||

Lisa Guay | 43,600 | Regular | 5 | 42,600 | 1,000 | 85,200 | 1990, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC | ||

Phoebe Juel | 43,000 | College | 5,000 | 10,000 | 1993, semis | newval allTOC SF+ BOTD UTOC | ||||

Jim Morgan | 42,899 | Regular | 5 | 41,899 | 1,000 | 83,798 | 1995, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC | ||

Dan Girard | 42,800 | Regular | 5 | 37,800 | 5,000 | 75,600 | 1999, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ | ||

Gary Giardina | 42,330 | Regular | 5 | 32,330 | 5,000 | 5,000 | 64,660 | 1986, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ SuperJ | |

Eric Berman | 42,101 | Regular | 4 | 37,101 | 5,000 | 74,202 | 1987, semis | oldval allTOC SF+ | ||

John Hnat | 42,100 | Regular | 5 | 37,100 | 5,000 | 74,200 | 1985, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ | ||

Jim Tompkins-MacLaine | 42,002 | Regular | 4 | 41,002 | 1,000 | 82,004 | 1989, quarters | oldval allTOC | ||

Carolyn White | 41,300 | Regular | 4 | 38,800 | 2,500 | 77,600 | 1999, quarters | oldval allTOC | ||

Larry Floyd | 40,800 | Regular | 5 | 35,800 | 5,000 | 71,600 | 1985, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ | ||

Juliet Wiley | 40,749 | Regular | 4 | 30,749 | 10,000 | 61,498 | 1999, third | oldval allTOC SF+ finalist | ||

Linda Sheppard | 40,700 | Regular | 4 | 39,700 | 1,000 | 79,400 | 1993, quarters | oldval allTOC | ||

Jonathan Fellows | 40,201 | Regular | 4 | 39,201 | 1,000 | 78,402 | 1987, quarters | oldval allTOC | ||

Nathan Walpow | 39,900 | Regular | 5 | 38,900 | 1,000 | 77,800 | 1985, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC | ||

Andrew Bernknopf | 39,200 | Regular | 5 | 34,200 | 5,000 | 68,400 | 1990, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ | ||

David Tiemann | 38,999 | Regular | 3 | 37,999 | 1,000 | 75,998 | 1993, quarters | oldval allTOC | ||

Lucien Schmit | 37,982 | Regular | 4 | 36,982 | 1,000 | 73,964 | 1996, quarters | oldval allTOC | ||

Darlene Lieblich | 37,697 | Regular | 5 | 35,197 | 2,500 | 70,394 | 2000, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC | ||

Paul Croshier | 37,500 | Regular | 5 | 36,500 | 1,000 | 73,000 | 1985, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC | ||

Jack Mahoney | 37,404 | Regular | 4 | 32,404 | 5,000 | 64,808 | 1993, semis | oldval allTOC SF+ | ||

Marilyn Kneeland | 36,500 | Senior | 11,500 | 1993, third | newval allTOC SF+ finalist | |||||

Lou Pryor | 36,301 | Senior | 9,700 | 1991, third | newval allTOC SF+ finalist | |||||

Sahir Islam | 36,300 | Teen | 5,000 | 5,000 | 1998, semis | newval allTOC SF+ UTOC | ||||

Chris Shea | 36,202 | Regular | 4 | 35,202 | 1,000 | 70,404 | 1989, quarters | oldval allTOC | ||

Amanda Goad | 36,200 | Teen | 5,000 | 1996, semis | newval allTOC SF+ | |||||

Andrew Westney | 36,000 | Teen | 1,000 | 10,000 | 1991, quarters | newval allTOC BOTD UTOC | ||||

Jamie Weiss | 36,000 | Teen | 5,000 | 5,000 | 1990, semis | newval allTOC SF+ UTOC | ||||

Matt Morris | 35,601 | Teen | 1,000 | 5,000 | 1994, quarters | newval allTOC UTOC | ||||

Paula Tupper | 35,298 | Regular | 5 | 34,298 | 1,000 | 68,596 | 1985, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC | ||

Chacko George | 35,000 | Teen | 5,000 | 5,000 | 2000, semis | newval allTOC SF+ UTOC | ||||

Carolyn Cracraft | 35,000 | College | 5,000 | 5,000 | 2000, semis | newval allTOC SF+ UTOC | ||||

Ouida Rellstab | 35,000 | Senior | 5,000 | 5,000 | 1989, semis | newval allTOC SF+ SuperJ | ||||

Michael Galvin | 35,000 | Teen | 5,000 | 5,000 | 1987, semis | newval allTOC SF+ UTOC | ||||

Fraser Woodford | 34,999 | Teen | 1,000 | 5,000 | 1993, quarters | newval allTOC UTOC | ||||

Melissa Sexstone Seal | 32,500 | Teen | 2,500 | 5,000 | 2000, quarters | newval allTOC UTOC | ||||

Andrew Hutchings | 32,500 | College | 2,500 | 5,000 | 1999, quarters | newval allTOC UTOC | ||||

Craig Barker | 32,500 | College | 2,500 | 5,000 | 1998, quarters | newval allTOC UTOC | ||||

Josh Den Hartog | 32,500 | Teen | 2,500 | 5,000 | 1998, quarters | newval allTOC UTOC | ||||

Billy Baxter | 32,200 | College | 1,000 | 5,000 | 1992, quarters | newval allTOC UTOC | ||||

Frank Hughes | 31,900 | Regular | 5 | 30,900 | 1,000 | 61,800 | 1987, quarters | 5+ oldval allTOC | ||

Donald Burgo | 31,180 | Regular | 5 | 26,180 | 5,000 | 52,360 | 1986, semis | 5+ oldval allTOC SF+ | ||

Ben Lyon | 31,000 | College | 1,000 | 5,000 | 1995, quarters | newval allTOC UTOC | ||||

Michael Thayer | 31,000 | College | 1,000 | 5,000 | 1990, quarters | newval allTOC UTOC | ||||

Zeke Sevilla, Jr. | 31,000 | Senior | 1,000 | 5,000 | 1987, quarters | newval allTOC SuperJ | ||||

Leonard Schmidt | 30,000 | Senior | 5,000 | 1992, semis | newval allTOC SF+ | |||||

Peggy Kennedy | 30,000 | Senior | 5,000 | 1988, semis | newval allTOC SF+ | |||||

Guy Tonti | 29,800 | Regular | 4 | 28,800 | 1,000 | 57,600 | 1986, quarters | oldval allTOC | ||

David Cuneo | 29,000 | Senior | 1,000 | 1996, quarters | newval allTOC | |||||

Jared Eisenstat | 27,098 | Regular | 4 | 26,098 | 1,000 | 52,196 | 1986, quarters | oldval allTOC | ||

Danny Green | 27,000 | Regular | 4 | 26,000 | 1,000 | 52,000 | 1986, quarters | oldval allTOC | ||

Melizza Zygmunt | 26,099 | Regular | 4 | 23,599 | 2,500 | 47,198 | 1999, quarters | oldval allTOC | ||

Aaron Klein | 26,000 | Senior | 1,000 | 1995, quarters | newval allTOC | |||||

Bart Thomas | 26,000 | Senior | 1,000 | 1994, quarters | newval allTOC | |||||

George Soule | 26,000 | Senior | 1,000 | 1990, quarters | newval allTOC | |||||

Michael Block | 26,000 | Teen | 1,000 | 1988, quarters | newval allTOC | |||||

Gary Palmer | 23,400 | Regular | 4 | 18,400 | 5,000 | 36,800 | 1986, semis | oldval allTOC SF+ | ||

Eric Schoeck | 22,499 | Regular | 4 | 21,499 | 1,000 | 42,998 | 1986, quarters | oldval allTOC | ||

Burns Cameron | 5,000 | Special | 5,000 | 141,400 | 1966, winner | 5+ SuperJ |

By the way, I made this table with TablePress, easily the most intuitive plugin I’ve ever used. If I couldn’t figure out how to do something, it was almost certainly covered in the forums, thanks to the responsiveness of the creator.

]]>According to J! Archive data, Kerry is just the *fourth player in Jeopardy! history** to win three straight games when trailing before Final – and the first five-timer to do so.

Why is this so rare? Let’s start with some basic statistics.

This one is simple: if possible, you want to be in the lead heading into Final Jeopardy!.

It should come as no surprise that the player in the lead heading into Final wins most frequently: about 71.7% of the time since Ken Jennings lost.

Here’s that same chart showing only players who have won 5 or more games.

Be in first heading into Final, and you’re much more likely to win.

This is particularly true if you have a lock, of course. In fact, 5xers have a much higher lock rate than the population as a whole: 35.0% against 23.2%. (In non-lock situations, first wins a little under half the time in both cases.)

In any position, it also helps to get Final correct, as Kerry has done all five times.

Another way to demonstrate the statistical improbability of what Kerry has done is by simulating the Final Jeopardy! outcomes of these three games.

Let’s assume, as I often do, that every player has a 50% chance of getting Final right, and there is no correlation between players’ responses. (In other words, every player is flipping a coin.)

**Game 3:** Kerry, in second, could win only if she got it right and Tom got it wrong.

**Probability:** 1/2 * 1/2 = 1/4

**Game 4:** Kerry, in third, could win only if she were the only player to respond correctly.

**Probability:** 1/2 * 1/2 * 1/2 = 1/8

**Game 5:** Kerry, in second, could win only if she got it right and Evan missed.

**Probability:** 1/2 * 1/2 = 1/4

The probability that all of these things work out is 1/128, or 0.78%. (Kerry could have improved her odds by wagering more conservatively.)

As I mentioned, Kerry is not alone in winning three in a row from behind. 4xer and eventual TOCer Carolyn White won her first three games in this fashion in 1998. More recently, two 3xers have pulled off the feat: Kristina Caffrey (2008) and Jessamine Price (2012).

(Some good news for Kerry, perhaps: two of those players took the lead into Final in their next game.)

Nor is Kerry the first 5xer to come from behind thrice overall. J.J. Todor, Paul Nelson, and Joel Pool all faced deficits three times in their first five games, with Joel even winning his sixth game from second.

But to make a longer run, a player needs to be in first more consistently. Ken Jennings never trailed in regular play. Neither did Julia Collins or Arthur Chu – until the games they lost. Of all champions with 7 wins or more, only 19-game-winner David Madden won from behind three times.

*******EDIT:** As expected, the fine historians over at JBoard knew of some examples not in the J! Archive. **Sara Cox**‘s first three games were come-from-behind victories, but as the first two were ties that wouldn’t happen in today’s environment (the leader withheld the dollar), I’m loathe to add it. **Frank Epstein**‘s five wins featured three second-place Finals.

Player | Wins | Lock | First | Second | Third |

Ken Jennings | 74 | 65 | 9 | ||

Julia Collins | 20 | 12 | 8 | ||

David Madden | 19 | 11 | 5 | 3 | |

Arthur Chu | 11 | 7 | 4 | ||

Dan Pawson | 9 | 3 | 5 | 1 | |

Jason Keller | 9 | 3 | 4 | 2 | |

Ben Ingram | 8 | 2 | 5 | 1 | |

Drew Horwood | 8 | 1 | 5 | 1 | 1 |

Tom Kavanaugh | 8 | 3 | 3 | 1 | 1 |

Tom Nissley | 8 | 1 | 6 | 1 | |

Joon Pahk | 7 | 4 | 2 | 1 | |

Justin Bernbach | 7 | 2 | 5 | ||

Keith Whitener | 7 | 3 | 2 | 2 | |

Stephanie Jass | 7 | 5 | 2 | ||

Tom Walsh | 7 | 1 | 6 | ||

Andrew Moore | 6 | 2 | 4 | ||

Christopher Short | 6 | 1 | 3 | 1 | 1 |

Dave Leach | 6 | 3 | 1 | 2 | |

Jared Hall | 6 | 3 | 1 | 2 | |

Jason Zollinger | 6 | 1 | 5 | ||

Jim Stevens | 6 | 2 | 4 | ||

Joel Pool | 6 | 2 | 4 | ||

Justin Sausville | 6 | 1 | 4 | 1 | |

Kevin Marshall | 6 | 2 | 1 | 3 | |

Larissa Kelly | 6 | 2 | 2 | 2 | |

Roger Craig | 6 | 4 | 2 | ||

Sandie Baker | 6 | 3 | 2 | 1 | |

Sean Ryan | 6 | 1 | 5 |

Jeopardy! is a tough game to win – and it’s even tougher to win when you’re trailing.

]]>Here’s an attempt to rectify that, with a nod to the players who racked up big paydays back when “I’ll take such-and-such for $500, Alex” made sense.

Clue values were doubled on November 26, 2001. As such, I’ve doubled the totals of winners who played before then. They’re denoted with an asterisk *.

And, yes, I’ll update this on an as-needed basis.

Edited: After I published this, Stefan Goodreau pointed out this archived Sony Pictures site, which listed six early high scores not present in the J! Archive. Those scores, all from the $100-$1,000 era, are denoted with a carat ^. Thanks, Stefan!

Also: at the request of Robert K S, I’ve marked scores that were *unadjusted* records at the time with a cross ✝. Note: Bob Blake tied Kevin Frear’s $27,800 record, and Ken Jennings tied Brian Weikle’s $52,000 record three times before breaking it outright.

20 Apr 2015: updated with info about Matt Handel, as pointed out by Stefan based on intel from a trustworthy source.

22 Mar 2016: thanks to Joey Palumbo for sending me this archived page, which lists complete scores for most of the early tournaments. It included the $26,001 pre-doubled haul by Matt Morris in the 1994 Teen Finals.

Rank |
Score |
Player |
Type |
Date |

1 | $77,000✝ | Roger Craig | Regular | 9/14/10 |

2 | $75,000✝ | Ken Jennings | Regular | 7/23/04 |

3 | $69,000 | Austin Rogers | Regular | 10/3/17 |

4 | $68,000*✝ | Jerome Vered | Regular | 5/21/92 |

$68,000 | Andy Richter | Celebrity | 9/17/09 | |

6 | $66,600 | Skyler Hornback | Kids | 7/31/13 |

7 | $65,600 | Austin Rogers | Regular | 10/2/17 |

8 | $65,200* | Doug Lach | Regular | 7/7/00 |

9 | $62,000* | John Skelton | Regular | 7/1/98 |

10 | $61,200*✝ | Frank Spangenberg | Regular | 1/15/90 |

11 | $58,800^ | Mark Born | Regular | 6/21/91 |

12 | $58,200 | Arthur Chu | Regular | 2/27/14 |

13 | $57,198 | Michael Bilow | Regular | 3/31/15 |

14 | $56,400 | Elyse Mancuso | Teen F2 | 5/11/12 |

15 | $56,000* | Jason Parker | Regular | 6/12/00 |

16 | $55,600*✝ | Kevin Frear | Regular | 7/5/88 |

$55,600^✝ | Bob Blake | Regular | 9/7/89 | |

18 | $55,300 | Pat Sajak | Celebrity | 1/21/10 |

19 | $55,099 | Ken Jennings | Regular | 11/24/04 |

20 | $55,000 | Mark Runsvold | Regular | 7/18/11 |

21 | $54,800^ | Michael Daunt | Regular | 12/4/95 |

22 | $53,200* | Bruce Naegeli | Regular | 7/20/88 |

23 | $52,200* | Karl Coryat | Regular | 6/24/96 |

24 | $52,002* | Matt Morris | Teen F2 | 2/18/94 |

25 | $52,000✝ | Brian Weikle | Regular | 4/14/03 |

$52,000✝ | Ken Jennings | Regular | 7/9/04 | |

$52,000✝ | Ken Jennings | Regular | 7/12/04 | |

$52,000✝ | Ken Jennings | Regular | 7/22/04 | |

29 | $51,999 | Zach Blumenfeld | Teen QF | 11/3/09 |

30 | $51,000* | Garrett Simpson | Regular | 1/31/89 |

$51,000 | Matt Jackson | Regular | 10/12/15 | |

32 | $50,800^✝ | Harvey Becker | Regular | 11/7/85 |

$50,800 | Joon Pahk | Regular | 10/4/11 | |

34 | $50,000✝ | Myron Meyer | Regular | 9/5/02 |

$50,000 | Ken Jennings | Regular | 6/10/04 | |

$50,000 | Ken Jennings | Regular | 6/15/04 | |

$50,000 | Ken Jennings | Regular | 7/16/04 | |

$50,000 | Ken Jennings | Regular | 9/17/04 | |

$50,000 | Ken Jennings | Regular | 11/4/04 | |

$50,000 | Ken Jennings | Regular | 11/25/04 | |

$50,000 | Roger Craig | TOC F1 | 11/14/11 | |

$50,000 | Matthew Jackson | Regular | 10/09/15 | |

43 | $49,998* | Michael Arnone | Regular | 1/11/01 |

44 | $49,900 | Philip Tiu | Regular | 3/15/16 |

45 | $49,699 | Kevin Joyce | Regular | 4/15/09 |

46 | $49,600* | Joe Gurski | Teen F2 | 5/17/96 |

47 | $49,400* | Steve Chernicoff | Regular | 9/7/94 |

48 | $49,000 | Kunle DeMuren | Kids | 9/18/02 |

49 | $48,801 | Ken Jennings | Regular | 6/25/04 |

50 | $48,800* | Andy Richter | Celebrity | 11/16/99 |

51 | $48,799 | Matt Caruso | Regular | 4/24/03 |

52 | $48,600 | Jack Feerick | Regular | 1/28/09 |

53 | $48,002^ | India Cooper | Regular | 12/17/91 |

54 | $48,000* | Jerome Vered | Regular | 5/18/92 |

$48,000* | Matt Zielenski | Teen F1 | 2/16/95 | |

$48,000* | Dan Melia | Regular | 9/4/97 | |

$48,000 | Mark Runsvold | Regular | 7/15/11 | |

58 | $47,600^✝ | Elise Beraru | Regular | 10/3/84 |

59 | $47,000* | Eric Prosser | Regular | 3/10/98 |

60 | $46,800* | Matt Handel | Regular | 9/8/94 |

$46,800 | Leah Greenwald | UTOC 1 | 3/15/05 | |

62 | $46,600 | Maria Wenglinsky | Regular | 11/1/05 |

$46,599 | Tim Kutz | Regular | 02/17/16 | |

64 | $46,000* | Bob Beers | Regular | 4/7/88 |

$46,000* | Matt Handel | Regular | 9/12/94 | |

$46,000* | Jon Stewart | Celebrity | 11/17/99 | |

67 | $45,598* | Frank Spangenberg | Regular | 1/10/90 |

* pre-doubled totals

^ not in J! Archive as of initial publication

✝ unadjusted record at the time